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Category Archives: Research

March 1, 2017
Housing and Poverty: A Longitudinal Analysis
Housing Studies (abstract)

Cross-sectional research suggests that the British housing system weakens the link between income poverty and housing outcomes, but this reveals little about the long-term relationships.

Realigning Housing Studies and Political Economy
Housing, Theory and Society (abstract)

The paper Capital, housing, and inequality in the 21stcentury raises critical questions for housing researchers by introducing debates from economics into the field of housing studies.

February 28, 2017
TRB Webinar: Livable Transit Corridors
Transportation Research Board

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Report 187: Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies.

National Public Transportation Safety Plan
Transportation Research Board

The U.S. Federal Transit Administration has released a report that seeks to guide the national effort in managing the safety risks and safety hazards within the U.S.’s public transportation systems.

Using Google To Map Ecosystems
Phys.org

Researchers in the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory used nearly 100,000 images from Google Street View to help further understanding on how green spaces contribute to urban sustainability.

February 27, 2017
Book Review: Spatial Divisions of Labour
Regional Studies (abstract)

Doreen Massey’s Spatial Divisions of Labour is rightly considered a classic in that it is the main source of a concept of the same name that extended the reach of the concept of an international division of labor and has been widely referenced in subsequent research.

Patterns of Urban Green Space Use in Beijing
International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health (abstract)

We examined the relationship between the spatial pattern of visitor distribution within urban green spaces and external factors in central Beijing, using the Gini coefficient, kernel density estimation, and geographical detectors.

February 26, 2017
Using GIS To Measure Food Retail Environments
Health & Place (abstract)

This discussion identifies common dimensions of methodological diversity across GIS-based food environment research, reviews the impact of different methodological choices, and highlights areas where reporting is insufficient.

Using Regions To Analyze Walkable Cities
Health & Place (abstract)

There is growing international evidence that supportive built environments encourage active travel such as walking. An unsettled question is the role of geographic regions for analyzing the relationship between the built environment and active travel.

Urban Design In An Age of Recession
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

Two papers in this special themed issue offer empirical research to demonstrate the uneven impacts of recession in the UK, analyzing the impacts of the economic boom in central London in the years 2008–2015 to the recession driven ‘toxic’ high streets of suburban Newcastle.

Smart Energy City Development
Cities (abstract)

This research aims to define smart energy city development not only in a theoretical context, but also in terms of practical solutions.

February 23, 2017
Systemic Approach of Urban Resilience
International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development (abstract)

Understanding the universality of complex systems order, which characterizes living systems, and which modernist city planning has violated, would allow planning more resilient cities.

Broadband Can Connect Rural Communities
Phys.org

Academic studies have found that broadband access led to more new businesses in rural areas, and that high levels of broadband adoption were associated with increased median household incomes and lower unemployment levels for rural residents.

February 22, 2017
Privatizing Sydney’s Suburbs
Geographical Research (abstract)

This paper seeks to contribute to knowledge in this field by reference to findings from an investigation in Sydney, Australia, using data from 300 private residential estates constructed under the New South Wales Community Land Development Act, 1989 over a 20-year period.

How BRT Changed Bogota’s Travel Behavior
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

Bogotá’s TransMilenio BRT system has garnered praise for its beneficial effects on transit ridership, congestion, and air quality, yet there has been little research into the system’s impacts on individuals and households, particularly on the city’s lower wealth households.

Urban Design in the Neoliberal Era
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

Against the backdrop of an ongoing global recession, Greece continues to face economic problems. How has urban design fared in the struggling state?

Green Gentrification
European Planning Studies (abstract)

Urban sustainability and the fight for environmental justice.

Exploring the Clustering of Creative Industries
European Planning Studies (abstract)

During the last decades, a large body of literature has been published on the clustering of creative industries, but it has not been reviewed in a systematic way. In this review paper, we fill this gap.

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