Transit- Value Capture

Transit- Value Capture: Institutional Pitfalls and Potential Reforms I made a blog post on the Critical Transport website earlier this year based on my presentation at Columbia University’s Past is Prolouge: Planning’s Critical Approach to 100 years of Zoning conference in December 2016. Consider it a dissertation work-in-progress.

Streetcars in the Media

Streetsblog posted an article on Detroit’s M-I streetcar line earlier this week, referencing research that David King and I published in the Journal of Transport and Land Use last year. Village Voice weighs-in on the BQX streetcar debate.  Updates on the project’s progress.

Allocation and Goverance

Last night the Collective of Critical Transport Scholars kicked off another year of meetings with a discussion on Social and Environmental Justice Issues in Transportation. We were joined by Dr. Devajyoti Deka, Assistant Director for Research at Rutger University’s Voorhees Transportation Center. The conversation was guided by Dr. Deka’s 2004 chapter in The Geography of Urban … More Allocation and Goverance

In Defense of Streetcars

Thanks again City Lab for providing confirmation that streetcars are a worthy area of inquiry that spurs interest outside the academy! After several project specific articles and some general critiques of streetcar projects, today features a Defense of Streetcars by David Alpert. His article is addressed to pro-transit streetcar critics which he feels are making … More In Defense of Streetcars

Governing Structures and Change

In March 2014 I went to Australia with the intention of examining how new public organizing strategies were facilitating the implementation of plans for concentrated development along transit corridors. I was inspired to visit Melbourne and Perth because both regions were pursuing innovative governing arrangements that appeared to vest responsibility for land use and transport investment … More Governing Structures and Change