Author Archives: Erick Guerra

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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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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Planning Methods: Predicting changes in jobs by Zip Code

For this lab, upload the Zip Code data from the previous lab. This should include the following files wih the following dimensions. You can also download the data here. dim(zbp02) ## [1] 2207 24 dim(zbp12) ## [1] 2125 22 The … Continue reading

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Planning Methods: Predicting Census Tract change

In this lab, you will use Philadelphia's 2000 Census Tract data to make predictions about the 2010 and 2020 population, and to understand what types of Census Tracts have been growing or shrinking. Download the data here (password is PennDesign). … Continue reading

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Planning Methods: working with Zip Business Patterns data

In this lab, you will download data on job by industry from the Zip Business Patterns data. You can find the data on the US Census website. Be sure to download the data as a CSV file. For now, download … Continue reading

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