Changing the Way Downtown Parks

Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on why developers pass the costs of building parking structures onto neighborhoods with zoning rules that include high minimum parking requirements. Zoning rules have been used across the country to mandate parking development, and that mindset hasn’t shifted much, despite new studies suggesting…

How transit affects job seekers: The first and last mile to the station make all the difference

USC News featured a study on public access to transit and job opportunities by Marlon Boarnet, professor of public policy and chair of the department of urban planning and spatial analysis at the USC Price School of Public Policy. The way that public transit riders reach their nearest stop to home could make an important difference…

Study: San Diego Drivers Have 30 Times Greater Job Access Than Transit Riders

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM featured research by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on the number of job opportunities for low-income individuals who have access to and from public transit access points. The researchers found that residents of low-income neighborhoods in San Diego with cars have 30 times greater job opportunities compared to…

Will development ban affect Redondo Beach market for years to come?

The Real Deal quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how moratoriums on additional development in small Los Angeles County cities can impact the larger housing market. “It’s understandable to see yourself as a small player, and think, ‘How big of an impact can this have in a county of 10 million people?,”…

California will meet climate change goals with more housing density in its cities

The Los Angeles Times reports that by 2030, residents will have to travel by foot four times more frequently than they did in 2012, alongside a nine-fold increase in bicycling over the same time, and a substantial boost in bus and rail ridership, climate officials say. Getting people out of their cars in favor of walking,…

To Win the War on Cars, San Francisco Weaponizes Real Estate

Wired quoted Marlon Boarnet and Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School about why thriving major cities have significant traffic congestion and how public transportation can alleviate some traffic.  San Francisco is implementing some innovative ideas which are data driven. “Anecdotally, the only major cities unfettered by congestion are terribly declining Rust Belt ones,” says Marlon…

Bostic at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Raphael Bostic, the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance, presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Professor Bostic’s paper presentation for the Neighborhood and Population Dynamics of Transit panel was titled “Sustainability and…

New light rail transit and active travel: A longitudinal study

Andy Hong, Marlon Boarnet, and Douglas Houston have published a paper in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice which studies the impact of light rail on active travel (or physical activity related to transport). Hong, Andy; Boarnet, Marlon; Houston, Douglas. (10/2016) New light rail transit and active travel: A longitudinal study. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and…

How L.A. can improve its return on our multibillion-dollar transit investment

In a Los Angeles Times op-ed, Marlon Boarnet and Gary Painter discuss ways for Los Angeles to improve its investment in transit. L.A. Metro can — and should — be much more than a people mover. Armed with the power to capture the value its growth is creating, it could recycle taxpayer-funded rail transit into a force…