2017 Center City Commuter Mode Split According to a new survey conducted by Commute Seattle on behalf of the Seattle Department of Transportation, just 25 percent of commuters traveling into downtown Seattle are driving alone during the peak hours of 6 – 9 a.m. This … Continue reading Commute Seattle – 2017 Mode Split Survey Results
LINDA POON DEC 13, 2016 A new project from Esri lays bare the geographic split between wealthy and lower-income neighborhoods. Across the metropolises of the United States, the middle class is shrinking. In 9 out of every 10 cities, the share of adults living in … Continue reading Mapping the Stark Rich-Poor Divide in Major U.S. Cities
Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings. That’s according to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You’re probably used to hearing about how denser cities cut transportation emissions, thanks to reduced driving. This study … Continue reading Densifying cities could cut emissions more than doing energy retrofits on buildings.
by Brandon Keim | Jan 4, 2017 Want to know where climate fluctuations may already be producing new ecologies? Take a look at these maps. Published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the maps are part of a study that analyzed terrestrial climate conditions between … Continue reading A new map of Earth’s ecology-scrambling climate patterns
by Sarah DeWeerdt | Jan 10, 2017 Homes along stretches of the Florida coastline where people have added sand to beaches are larger than those along stretches where no such efforts have occurred, according to a new study. The practice of supplementing sand, called beach … Continue reading People are building ever-bigger homes on vulnerable beaches
Adam Millard-Ball Abstract Autonomous vehicles, popularly known as self-driving cars, have the potential to transform travel behavior. However, existing analyses have ignored strategic interactions with other road users. In this article, I use game theory to analyze the interactions between pedestrians and autonomous vehicles, with … Continue reading Playing Chicken with Autonomous Vehicles
This is an excellent read and video. We all know policy changes and planning can only take us so far. In order to effect change, there must be a reward or consequence. Whatron School – University of Pennsylvania 2/9/2016 As urban areas become more congested, and concerns … Continue reading Why Better Urban Planning Won’t Reduce Traffic — but Taxes Will
I came across this great report while working on a grant for a pop-up-park. The report helped me convey what I was looking to do to others in the office, as well as provided me with examples of other places that have been implementing similar … Continue reading Tactical URBANISM
I just came across this report from Edward J. Blakely, 2007 Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. I used it in grad school for a few reports. Below is the abstract and a link to the full report. After the wacky weather this December and most of 2015, … Continue reading Urban Planning for Climate Change
After the attacks in Paris on 11/13/2015, many people have come to call for the US to restrict refugees from coming to America. A number of state governors are pandering to calls. More than a dozen US states say Syrian refugees are no longer welcome … Continue reading Refugees are Human Beings!