Signs of Local Culture in the Built Environment

What makes a place unique or interesting? One might argue that local culture is the primary reason why people enjoy living in or visiting the neighborhoods they do, which suggests that uncovering what defines or exposes that culture is a valuable exercise. Hints of this can be found all over the built environment in cities. … Continue reading Signs of Local Culture in the Built Environment

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