Monthly Archives: June 2013

The New Suburbs: Evolving travel behavior, the built environment, and subway investments in Mexico City

Mexico City is a suburban metropolis, yet most of its suburbs would be unfamiliar to urbanists accustomed to thinking about US metropolitan regions. Mexico City’s suburbs are densely populated—not thinly settled—and its residents rely primarily on informal transit rather than … Continue reading

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Is a Half-Mile Circle the Right Standard for TODs?

Planners and researchers use transit catchment areas—the land around stations—as geographic units for predicting ridership, assessing the impacts of transit investments and, recently, for designing transit-oriented developments (TODs). In the US, a half-mile-radius circle has become the de facto standard … Continue reading

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