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Category Archives: Research

February 21, 2017
Residential Self-Selection and Travel Behavior
Journal of Transport Geography (abstract)

This paper challenges the assumption that households are unconstrained in choosing their preferred residential location by distinguishing between the more passive travel attitude and travel considerations as a deliberate reason to locate in a certain place.

Transit Policy: Bicycles and Motorcycles
Transportation Research Board

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2587 consists of 17 papers that explore issues related to bicycles and motorcyles.

February 20, 2017
Roads Driving Rapid Evolutionary Changes
Dartmouth College

Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a new paper. The study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by the way roads slice and dice our planet.

The District Mobility Project
Transportation Research Board

The District Department of Transportation has released a report that presents the state of multimodal congestion in the District among various travel modes. Using these data, this report seeks to respond to ongoing or future congestion issues.

Harnessing GPS Data for Electric Cars in Europe
Chicago Policy Review

Can EVs satisfy the transportation needs in the current market where gasoline vehicles still take up 99% of its share? How can automobile manufactures and city planners efficiently establish the charging infrastructure for EVs? The answers lie in big data.

Economic Booms Are Bad For Urban Design
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

Cash-rich developers looking for a chance to make a quick buck often produce bad architecture and urban design when there are opportunities for making positive changes in the built environment.

February 16, 2017
French 20X More Likely To Cross on Red Than Japanese

It’s a decision most of us will face when walking in a big city: to cross or not to cross the street on a red light. Our eventual choice greatly depends on the country we live in, according to a new study.

How Mobility May Affect Future Transit Use

Where is travel demand going to be in the future and do changes in America’s population matter? Ten or 20 years from now, any movement could influence where to send bus lines and other modes of transit.

Analyzing Accessibility Using Parcel Data
The Professional Geographer (abstract)

This article analyzes the impact of changing housing and neighborhood characteristics on the accessibility of neighborhood businesses using Long Beach, California, as a case study.

Transport Equity Analysis
Transport Reviews (abstract)

This special issue contends that, while transport evaluation is significant, equity assessment in transport planning is not sufficient.

Equity in Transport Project Assessment
Transport Reviews (abstract)

This paper provides an overview of the conceptual essence of a number of justice theories and their possible consequences for transport project appraisal.

Ring Roads of the Future

Electric cars that require charging and autonomous cars that can be summoned to take you from A to B. How do you take these future challenges into account in spatial planning? And what will Dutch roads and the living environment look like in 2030?

Identifying Environmental Justice Communities
Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (abstract)

This paper investigates the methods used to define environmental justice (EJ) communities—a key analytical step for which there is little specific guidance—as a potential driver of variation in observed EJ outcomes.

New AI Helps Autonomous Vehicles Map Themselves

Three NYU professors are developing a deep learning system that will allow self-driving cars to navigate, maneuver, and respond to changing road conditions by mating data from onboard sensors to information on HERE HD Live Map, a cloud-based service for automated driving.

Research Develop Blueprint for Future Indian Cities

Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.

February 14, 2017
High-Speed Rail Stations as Multi-Use Facilities
Transportation Research Board

The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University has released a report that identifies and lessons learned from European high-speed rail stations that can be applied to a San Jose area context.

Leadership in Urban and Regional Development
Regional Studies (abstract)

This editorial paves the way for the articles addressing several contemporary sub-national leadership experiences in England, Australia, Finland, China, the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Denmark and Sweden.

February 13, 2017
Why Some Neighborhoods Survived the Housing Bubble
Chicago Policy Review

It’s been almost 10 years since the housing bubble burst, and while many neighborhoods have recovered, some still have yet to regain their prior prosperity. So what explains this disparity?

Urban Decay and Regeneration
Journal of Urban Design (abstract)

In order to contextualize urban decay in the United States, this article takes a broad overview of the political economy of ‘shrinkage’ in the growth of cities.

Modelling Resources and Communications Mapping
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

The goal of the project outlined in this paper is to create a conceptual foundation and methodological guide of community resources and communications mapping for collective problem solving and civic engagement on behalf of civil society.

The Transition to Safe, Inclusive Transportation Networks
Journal of Urban Technology (abstract)

Barbara McCann’s purpose in writing Completing Our Streets: The Transition to Safe and Inclusive Transportation Networks was no less than an effort to change transportation planning in the United States.

February 12, 2017


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