Memo: Regional Transport 5

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 6 & 10 (Regional Transportation & Urban Transportation Finance) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Regional Transportation Metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the United States were established … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 5

Road to a Master’s Thesis: Final Research Proposal

After extensive discussions with my faculty advisor and colleagues, this reflects my commitment to a research project as part of the requirements of a Masters in Urban Planning degree. Your feedback, thoughts, and potential assistance (if you work in tech!) would be greatly appreciated. Post-Pandemic Travel Patterns of Remote-Eligible Workers Audience Transportation planners looking to … Continue reading Road to a Master’s Thesis: Final Research Proposal

Memo: Regional Transport 4

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 9 (Land Use Impacts of Transportation Investments) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Summary Transportation and land use have interdependent dynamics: transportation investments influence accessibility (the ease … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 4

Memo: Regional Transport 3

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapter 8 (Mass Transit) of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Should transit be re-privatized? Operating transit is almost never profitable Given the long history of financial struggles faced … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 3

Memo: Regional Transport 1

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Chapters 1 and 3 of Giuliano & Hanson's The Geography of Urban Transportation. Introducing Urban Transportation The author begins by distinguishing between accessibility (the ease of reaching activities/opportunities) and mobility (the … Continue reading Memo: Regional Transport 1

The Color of Law

This is a review of The Color of Law, fairly established as required reading in most American urban planning graduate programs these days. Overview In the United States, a common viewpoint is that racial discrimination only comes in the form of individual prejudice or bias, as opposed to being something more systemic or pervasive across … Continue reading The Color of Law

California’s Push for Sustainable Communities (SB 375)

1      Introduction In 2006, the California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) was passed – requiring that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the state be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020. An executive order called for emissions to be reduced even further to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. These landmark climate actions necessitated many … Continue reading California’s Push for Sustainable Communities (SB 375)