Author Archives: Erick Guerra

Working with the Philadelphia Region Household Travel Survey

The purpose of this lab is to learn to work with the Philadelphia region 2012 household travel survey. You will learn how to upload data into R, summarize information from the data, combine datasheets, and examine subsets of the data. … Continue reading

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Transit user perceptions of driverless buses

PhD student Xiaoxia (Summer) Dong presents our paper with Matt DiScenna on Transit user perceptions of driverless buses at the 2017 PA Automated Vehicle Summit in State College, PA. The paper reports the results of a stated preference survey of regular transit … Continue reading

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Getting start with American Factfinder

This lab provides some tips for using American Factfinder to complete a neighborhood analysis over time in Philadelphia. First, you will need to identify the location of your neighborhood and identify the appropriate Census Tracts in 2000 and 2010. Note … Continue reading

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Planning Methods: Population trend model

Now that you have uploaded and examined the UN data on central African cities, we are going to do some ordinary least squares regressions (OLS) to predict Libreville’s population. For a review of OLS, please refer to class readings: An … Continue reading

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Moving to access report

Brookings Institution report with Gilles Duranton: Developing a common narrative on urban accessibility: An urban planning perspective

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Beyond Mobility book cover

Sneak peak at the cover of my forthcoming Island Press book with Robert Cervero and Stefan Al: Traditionally, transport planning has sought to enhance mobility. Shifting the focus from movement to accessing destinations leads to an entirely different framework for … Continue reading

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Queretaro Bike Planning Studio

Last fall, I took 8 graduate students to Queretaro, Mexico, for a bicycle planning studio. The final final planning document is available here: CYCLE_QRO_Small A few group images from the trip:

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Consumer preference survey on electric motorcycles in Solo, Indonesia

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Planning for cars that drive themselves

Driverless cars are coming. Nearly all major car manufactures and several large technology firms are racing to develop vehicles that can operate with limited-to-no human interaction. Despite the probability of technological, legal, and political pitfalls along the way, fully autonomous … Continue reading

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Examining Philadelphia land use data by Census Tract

The focus of this lab is to examine and learn about a dataset that matches tax assessor and Census data by tract in Philadelphia. The tax assessor data were recently made freely available online. This dataset will be used to … Continue reading

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