Research

Green Stormwater Infrastructure

FYI about GSI: The Recipe for Green Stormwater Infrastructure Success

New research highlights some of the ways planners can increase the social benefits and public acceptance of green stormwater infrastructure.

May 20, 2021 - Christopher Tirri

Purple Line Extension Construction

New Database Quantifies the Costs of Transit Construction in the United States

The Eno Center for Transportation launched the first institutional investigation of the cost of transit projects earlier this year and recently released its initial findings, with promises for more in-depth case studies to come.

December 15, 2020 - Eno Center for Transportation

Proterra Electric Bus

Studying AI's Potential to Optimize Public Transit Systems

Three projects are underway to optimize the efficiency and cost of public transit systems, thanks to government funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

October 29, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Millennial Commerce

Report Assesses Equity Outcomes for the Opportunity Zone Program

Critics have raised doubts and concerns about the potential misuse of the federal Opportunity Zone program since it was approved in 2017, but a new report finds some evidence that the program is working toward its promoted intention.

June 22, 2020 - Urban Institute

Montreal Freeway

Research on the Benefits and Limitations of Telecommuting to Inform a New Transportation Normal

If public transit suffers long-term consequences from the coronavirus, as many experts predict, telecommuting could be a key tool in reducing pollution and congestion, but it creates problems of its own and its effects aren't entirely clear.

May 7, 2020 - Transportation Research Board

Autonomous Vehicle

Report Details the Impact of Emerging Transportation Technologies

The National Cooperative Highway Research Program has released a report that looks at the effects of new transportation-related technologies on public agencies .

February 16, 2020 - TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program

Home Remodel

Home Improvements Expected to Slow Substantially in the Upcoming Year

It will be a quick transition from record spending on home renovations to a steep decline in spending, according to a new report.

July 22, 2019 - HousingWire

Philadelphia, Pennsyvlania

Study: Not All Gentrification Effects Are Equal

A comprehensive national study finds that for many original residents of gentrifying neighborhoods, the effects of gentrification can have positive effects.

July 17, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Pop-Up Park

The Surprising Benefit of Pop-Up Parks to Bio-Diversity

A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.

July 8, 2019 - Next City

Luxury Hotel

New Research Measures Airbnb's Massive Industry Footprint

The world hasn't been the same since Airbnb launched in 2008 and quickly grew in popularity.

May 30, 2019 - CityLab

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.