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What has happened over time is that development has become less dense in the US. People like to move to a 5-acre ranch, and that creates this volatile mix of houses and flammable vegetation.

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Category Archives: Research

July 23, 2017
Martin Wagner and the Political Economy of Capitalist Urbanization
Planning Perspectives (abstract)

Working with students and other colleagues, Wagner devised comprehensive proposals for an alternative regional urbanization pattern that combined city-core renewal for conspicuous services and high-end residence with the suburbanization of the working class.

July 20, 2017
The Impact of Urban Public Transport: Evidence from Paris
Journal of Urban Economics (abstract)

We use the natural experiment provided by the opening and progressive extension of the RER between 1970 and 2000 in the Paris metropolitan region, to identify the causal impact of urban rail transport on firm location, employment and population growth.

Rent Control Removal in Oslo
International Journal of Housing Policy (abstract)

The removal of the Norwegian rent control in 1982 created a natural experiment that enabled us to investigate whether rent control affected the search and matching process in the private residential rental market in the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Why Are Housing Cooperatives Successful?
Housing Studies (abstract)

This article examines recent developments in Swiss housing policy in five large cities, and the counter-reactions that are emerging due to an acute housing shortage.

Tracking Mobility in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Housing Studies (abstract)

Using an administrative dataset that spans 11 years for the state of Florida, this study evaluates how often voucher households move and their mobility outcomes, measured by the change of neighbourhood poverty.

July 19, 2017
New Ways of Understanding Spatial Access in Cities
Polis Network

A new study released by the International Transport Forum (ITF) examines how recent developments in measuring urban accessibility can be used to inform planning and operational decisions.

Urbanization, Electricity Are Not to Blame for Sleep Loss
University of Surrey

The sleeping patterns of people from two neighboring communities in Mozambique – the small electrified urban town Milange and the non-electrified rural community Tengua — were the focus of a recent sleep study.

More on Decentralization and Economic Growth
Papers in Regional Science (abstract)

This article casts new evidence on the effects of decentralization on economic growth. Based on the literature on the effects of institutions on the economy, such effects are assumed to accrue through total factor productivity (TFP).

Questioning Urban Policy and Research in Australia
Urban Policy and Research (abstract)

This review examines relationships and tensions between urban research and policy impact, drawing on the inaugural Public Cities Lecture at the State of Australian Cities Conference 2015 in honour of the late Paul Mees.

July 18, 2017
Helping EU Cities and Regions Cut Carbon Emissions

How does any one city or region know how big its carbon footprint really is? Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) now have an answer to that question, at least for the European Union.

British Influence on Spanish Planning, 1939-1952
Planning Perspectives (abstract)

This article analyses the transmission of British planning ideas and practices in the years following the Spanish post-war period, and the important role that the architect Pedro Muguruza – key figure in early Francoism – played in it.

Estonian Urbanism, 1935-1955
Planning Perspectives (abstract)

Estonian 1940s–1950s town planning practices show that Stalinist principles were in line with those of Estonian architects during the 1930s pre-war, independence period. However, between 1944 and 1955, urban planning was faced with rigid ideological constraints.

July 17, 2017
Using Technology to Measure, Manage, and Improve Operations
Transportation Research Board

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a fact sheet that provides the current state of congestion and reliability in the largest urban areas in the United States, with a focus on successful operational strategies.

Land Transport Regulation 2040: Enabling Next Generation Mobility
Transportation Research Board

The National Transport Commission in Australia has released a report that discusses plausible future scenarios in Australia’s surface transportation system so as to facilitate preparation for changes and challenges that the country could face.


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