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)

How to Regulate Ridesourcing

1      Introduction Between 2010 and 2012, companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar were pivoting from their original business models (on-demand limousine service, closed-network ridesharing, and peer-to-peer carsharing respectively) towards a new type of service that would match any person looking for a ride to an informal network of non-professional drivers willing to provide one. … Continue reading How to Regulate Ridesourcing

Addressing Traffic Congestion in San Francisco

This semester, I took a Policy Analysis course as well as a Quantitative Methods course. Since I have an overarching interest in transportation, I decided to thematically tie these two courses together by focusing each of their final projects on the same topic - i.e., looking at ways to reduce traffic congestion in San Francisco. … Continue reading Addressing Traffic Congestion in San Francisco