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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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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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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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Accessibility, it’s not just a wonkish term for being near stuff

I was recently at a transportation conference, where one of the speakers admonished academics for not doing more to get their research out the academy and into the hands of policy makers and the public. He compared this with think … Continue reading

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Informal Public Transportation Networks in Three Indonesian Cities

“As Indonesian cities today become more prosperous, the demand for mobility among the urban poor is rapidly growing. This is nowhere more the case than in Jakarta – each day city streets become frozen with congestion. Government efforts to supply … Continue reading

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