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

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

Memo: Sustainable Transportation 7

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 9, 11, and 13 (cars and transportation demand management) from Jeffrey Tumlin's Sustainable Transportation Planning. Summary People have strong emotional attachment to their cars, equating freedom of mobility with personal … Continue reading Memo: Sustainable Transportation 7

Memo: Sustainable Transportation 6

Part of a series of "reading memos" that offer a brief summary of interesting academic content along with my personal reflections. This one covers Dablanc & Rodrigue's chapter ("The Geography of Urban Freight") from The Geography of Urban Transportation. Summary Urban freight distribution is the transportation of goods by/for commercial entities in cities (including warehousing, … Continue reading Memo: Sustainable Transportation 6