Academic Studies

5 days ago
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
6 days ago
A study of the neighborhood and streets in the city of Houston finds that streetlights aren't always an effective crime deterrent.
The Urban Edge
August 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The Guardian shares news of a new study of a Jakarta lane that could prove that carpool requirements work to reduce driving and congestion.
The Guardian
July 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
The first study to make an attempt at quantifying the value of "eyes on street"—an idea most eloquently described by Jane Jacobs—offers reason to support a mix of uses, with businesses operating later in the evening.
Next City
July 10, 2017, 2pm PDT
A study of three of the country's population and cultural centers reveals the kinds of discrimination same-sex couples and transgender individuals are likely to encounter on the rental market.
Urban Institute
June 18, 2017, 9am PDT
Wildfires, exacerbated by climate change, are ravaging the Great Plains with new intensity, according to a new study.
The Washington Post
May 12, 2017, 8am PDT
Another study shows what should be obvious by now: the higher quality the bike infrastructure, the better the results in terms of safety and mode choice.
American Journal Of Public Health
April 24, 2017, 8am PDT
Nearly a year after Pokémon Go and its legion of devout fans hit the streets, researchers are starting to see societal benefits in augmented reality.
Crosscut
March 31, 2017, 7am PDT
The findings of a recent study reveals the effects of transportation network companies to be the enemy of all forms of alternative transportation—far from the urban savior some hope they'll be.
Streetsblog Denver
February 24, 2017, 8am PST
"To get beyond NIMBYism, we first must understand it," writes Richard Florida.
CityLab
November 24, 2016, 7am PST
A new book examines the potential for coexistence between indigenous people and the post-development ethos of 21st century planning practice. Canada and Australia provide the case studies, but surely U.S. planners should also heed these lessons.
The Guardian
November 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
After receiving a large grant to study poverty and income inequality, the Hutchins Center of African and African-American Studies finds itself having to justify the need to study the problems, rather than spending that money on programs or services.
The Boston Globe
October 26, 2016, 5am PDT
While narratives about gentrification and segregation dominate the headlines, one study found evidence of increased integration around the United States.
PhysOrg
October 16, 2016, 11am PDT
A new study compares regional population densities to transit systems to find out which transit systems have maximized their reach.
CityLab
September 29, 2016, 5am PDT
A survey of renters' housing history in Milwaukee could completely change what we know about eviction in the United States.
FiveThirtyEight
September 17, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the key assumptions of a new partnership between the planning and public health professions is that transit encourages more active mobility than possible with a car-centric lifestyle. But new research casts doubt on those assumptions.
CityLab
August 30, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Kavli HUMAN Project will collect data at an unprecedented scale—from the lives of 10,000 New Yorkers.
Vox
August 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
The study compares data between 1993 and 2009.
EurekAlert
August 22, 2016, 11am PDT
After building an argument that land assembly is key to reinventing cities for a new era, a new study identifies the impact of the landowners standing in the way of that progress.
American Economic Association
August 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
"Range anxiety" is leading some consumers away from electric cars, but their fears are unfounded, according to a new study.
Pacific Standard