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…

Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

This episode features a discussion of David Ulin’s Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles. A transplant to Los Angeles from New York, Ulin’s long essay/memoir is a meditation on moving through and defining his relationship with the sprawling diversity that is the City of Angels. The book begins with an essay on how walking can be a way to discover the city (any city or town) through serendipity.

How Public Transit Agencies Deal with All Your Angry, Mean, and Terrible Tweets

Citylab, from The Atlantic, took a look at a recent study by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Lisa Schweitzer. Her article, “Planning and Social Media: A Case Study of Public Transit and Stigma on Twitter,” published in the Journal of the American Planning Association won the journals best paper award for 2014. You’re “slowly sucking our souls…

Lisa Schweitzer : New article in Journal of the American Planning Association

Lisa Schweitzer. Planning and Social Media: A Case Study of Public Transit and Stigma on Twitter. Journal of the American Planning Association: Vol. 80, No. 3, 2014, pp. 218-238. Abstract Problem, research strategy, and findings: How media portray public transit services can affect the way voters and stakeholders think about future transit investments. In this study, I…