February 16, 2019, 5am PST
Only from learning more about the choices and preferences of people who actually ride transit can transit agencies hope to better serve riders.
December 11, 2018, 1pm PST
Economics 101: It's difficult to reduce an activity if there's no price attached to it, so why are many environmentalists increasingly turning away from wanting to price carbon emissions?
November 7, 2018, 5am PST
The first comprehensive look at social capital in a Canadian city reveals lessons for planners and more about what connects citizens to their communities.
November 6, 2018, 6am PST
The Atlanta Regional Commission recently released the results of its "Metro Atlanta Speaks" public opinion survey last week.
November 5, 2018, 12pm PST
A paper published in the journal Nature reveals the findings of a survey of 2 million people in 200 countries on the ethics of the "trolley problem" as applied to self-driving cars.
October 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Portland has released the survey results enabled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's ongoing electric scooter pilot project.
October 23, 2018, 9am PDT
The public and the "urbanism cognoscenti" do not see eye to eye when it comes to housing policy. A new survey makes the disconnect in opinions on matters of supply, regulations, and affordable housing very clear.
October 4, 2018, 7am PDT
The Metropolitan Council regional planning organization is looking for better data on how people move around the Twin Cities.
September 18, 2018, 11am PDT
A report from the Global Climate Action Summit on a looming deadline set by the Paris climate agreement: ending sales of new gas and diesel-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
July 29, 2018, 1pm PDT
One finding from a new statewide survey, "Californians and the Environment," suggests that the environment is becoming a more bipartisan issue, but that finding is still subject to interpretation. What isn't is the top environmental issue: water.
May 23, 2018, 5am PDT
A big new study by the Pew Research Center examines the ties that bind, and the differences that threaten to tear us apart.
March 9, 2018, 2pm PST
Surveys on ride-hailing conducted by regional planning agencies, academic institutions, and public transit agencies throughout the U.S. reviewed by the Associated Press largely led to the same conclusion: more traffic and reduced use of transit.
March 1, 2018, 8am PST
All planners encounter passionate obstructionist activity at some point. While the reasoning for anti-development is often discussed, it's still not a widely understood force in the planning process and the evolution of cities.
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate
December 27, 2017, 1pm PST
According to a UC Berkeley poll released Dec. 22, 52% of likely voters statewide would support either of two initiatives that hope to be placed on the ballot next November to repeal the gas tax that took effect Nov. 1, while 43% would retain the tax.
November 12, 2017, 5am PST
The "Cities and Innovation Economy: Perceptions of Local Leaders" report reveals the traction smart cities technology is gaining in municipal budgets.
May 9, 2017, 9am PDT
According to this survey, many Houston residents increasingly prefer mixed-use areas over single-family suburbia. But there's only so much downtown available.
April 19, 2017, 7am PDT
In addition to determining the most popular destinations for 18 to 35-year-olds, Mayflower (the moving company) found that 41 percent of this age group have no intention of staying at their selected cities permanently.
January 6, 2017, 1pm PST
A do-it-yourself survey effort reveals some of the facts about what's it like to work as a transportation planner.
June 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
A new survey finds that many Americans are still extremely pessimistic about the state of the housing market—many even believe that the worst of the mortgage foreclosure crisis that began in 2008 is yet to come.
May 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
The headline from Politico's recent survey of mayors says it all: mayors fear that there will be more public health disasters like Flint to come if the nation doesn't coordinate to prioritize infrastructure.