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.
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.
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 UrbanContinue reading “Allocation and Goverance”
Thanks to Gary Scott for the invitation to write a blog post for the Congress for New Urbanism’s website. The data and conclusions are based on a working paper by myself and Prof. David King. In case the link fails to work, I’ve re-posted the content below. Transportation and Equity: Federal Funding for Streetcar Projects Tags:Continue reading “Federal Funding for 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 makingContinue reading “In Defense of Streetcars”
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 investmentContinue reading “Governing Structures and Change”
City Lab posted a story on the Kansas City Streetcar earlier this week. I spoke with Ron Knox (the author) for an hour during his fact gathering mission and he quotes me a couple of times in the story. The piece does a good job of highlighting some of the issues at stake in theContinue reading “Kansas City Streetcar”
The maps on my previous post showed that Google’s future Chicago location (1000 W. Fulton St) does not offer better transit access than its current location (20 W Kinzie St), a fact that brings into question claims about the firm relocating to be near a newly opened transit station in the West Loop. Perhaps, though,Continue reading “Access in Chicago’s West Loop”
Chicago recently opened a new transit station in its West Loop neighborhood; the claims being made about its impact on economic activity are indicative of politicians and policy advocates perspectives on transport infrastructure and economic development. The Metropolitan Planning Council’s blog reports that “Google recently chose to relocate its Chicago office in the Fulton MarketContinue reading “Development in Chicago’s West Loop”
Critical Transport is apparently on the rise, based on sessions at AAG this month in Los Angeles, articles by transport geographers in the UK and organizing among students in New York City (an unapologetic self promotion). But what does Critical mean in relation to transport scholarship? Here are several thoughts: Critical Moment for Transport: Critical, asContinue reading “Critical Transport Scholarship”