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HUD has tried to paint a picture nationwide that they are out there providing all the money and tools and administrative context, and the local agencies just aren’t getting it done.That’s sort of the perception they’ll try to sell to you, and I don’t think that’s accurate.

Richmond CA Mayor Tom Butt, San Francisco Chronicle

Category Archives: Research

August 22, 2017
Financing and Pricing Transportation
Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2670 consists of 11 papers that explore finance and pricing.

Traffic Predictive Control: Case Study and Evaluation
Transportation Research Board

The California Department of Transportation has released a report that develops a quantile regression method for predicting future traffic flow at a signalized intersection by combining both historical and real-time data.

August 21, 2017
Institutionalization of ‘The Property Mind’
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

This essay discusses the idea of ‘the culture of property’ and whether it combines the economic and cultural explanations of gentrification.

Beneath the Appearance of Gentrification: Probing Local Complexities
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

In ‘Gentrification in Hong Kong? Epistemology vs. Ontology’, Ley and Teo examine what they find to be the absence of identification and naming of gentrification in Hong Kong. This essay is a response to their argument.

The ‘Appeal’ of Gentrification: Lost in Transposition?
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (abstract)

This essay takes up the challenge of contextual theory and empirical research through a critical comparative approach that ultimately finds how the expansive gentrification balloon pops as a consequence of assumptions and misassumptions that hides consequential data.

Mutually Reinforcing Relationships Between Bicycle Infrastructure
Transportist

Researchers have long sought evidence about whether dedicated bicycling infrastructure induces people to cycle, based on a supply-driven assumption that infrastructure causes the behavior change. But this is only one relationship between bicycling and infrastructure.

The Politics of Leisure and Labor Mobilities
Mobilities (abstract)

This article presents narratives and tropes of transnational tourism from a less considered perspective: rural migrant-origin villagers of Central Java.

August 20, 2017
Industrial “Edge Cities” Have Helped China Grow
Phys.org

China’s massive investment in industrial parks has paid economic dividends while reshaping the urban areas where they are located, according to a newly published study co-authored by an MIT expert on urban economics.

Evaluation of Safety and Mobility of Two-Lane Roundabouts
Transportation Research Board

The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released a report that expands safety data research on roundabouts by relating the frequency of individual behaviors to specific design features of roundabouts.

Smart City Characteristics in the Plans of 15 Cities
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

This paper identifies the characteristics of smart cities as they emerge from the recent literature, and how these characteristics are present in the smart city plans of 15 cities.

Has Logistics Helped Chinese Economic Development?
Transport Reviews (abstract)

This study is the first to evaluate whether logistics infrastructure has indeed contributed to economic growth by employing an error correction model with panel data from 2003 to 2014.

Do High Levels of Home-Ownership Create Unemployment?
Housing Studies (abstract)

In this paper, we introduce a missing piece of explaining this commonly found pattern. By analysing individual-level population register data on Sweden, we jointly examine the effects of micro- and macro-level home-ownership on individuals’ unemployment.

Traffic Predictive Control: Case Study and Evaluation
Transportation Research Board

The California Department of Transportation has released a report that develops a quantile regression method for predicting future traffic flow at a signalized intersection by combining both historical and real-time data.

Fast and Slow Neighborhood Change in Southern California
International Journal of Urban Sciences (abstract)

We use data on home loan information to construct annual measures of key socio-demographic measures in neighborhoods in the Southern California region from 2000 to 2010 to test this assumption.

August 17, 2017
Strategies for Improving Elderly Mobility
Phys.org

A new study led by the University of Plymouth and funded through the EU-funded TRACY project has advised governments to do more to develop transport policies that allow those over the age of 65 to remain mobile and active.

The Production of Cyclespace
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

A book review for ‘Velotopia: The Production of Cyclespace in Our Minds and Cities’.

How Does Compactness Effect Congestion?
Cities (abstract)

From years of research, we know that compact development that is dense, diverse, well-designed, etc. produces fewer vehicle miles traveled (VMT) than sprawling development. But compact development also concentrates origins and destinations.

Contracting Out P3s in Large-Scale Projects
Cities (abstract)

By empirical case study of New Songdo City in Korea, this paper aims to examine whether the expected benefits of public-private partnerships materialize in practice when a mega-project is undertaken by a contracting-out arrangement.

New Diesel Design Could Reduce Nitrogen Oxide
Phys.org

Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust.

August 15, 2017

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