How you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamic

Curbed LA quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the impact on usage patterns if cities build better bus stops for patrons.  “I love the idea of making bus stops playful, interesting, comfortable, and full of information about the system and places it can take you. There are wonderful bus stops all over the…

Transit-Oriented Development

People are moving back into the cities. But where should they go? In an age of congested freeways and greenhouse gas emissions, gentrification and concentrated poverty, suburban sprawl and all sorts of inequality, where is the best place to build, to live, to walk, and to shop? One answer has been touted to address all those problems: near public transit. In this episode, we define, describe, and debate “transit-oriented development” with Seva Rodnyansky.

Metro trying vendor marketplace at Westlake/MacArthur Park station

The Macarthur Park street market will run as a year-long pilot program and could be expanded if it is successful. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the program will increase accessibility and safety at the station and eliminate vendors who don’t have permits. Lisa Schweitzer, a University of Southern California urban planning professor,…

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…

Schweitzer quoted in LA Times on Measure M and proposed Metro projects

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Lisa Schweitzer discussed Measure M, on the Los Angeles ballot for November 2016, and Metro’s proposed projects with the LA Times. But to meet that ambitious shift toward transit, Southern California would have to add more apartments and offices along major arteries and near transit, making it easier for people to move…

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…

Can LA Lead in Transportation Innovation? A Conversation with Ashley Hand

Love to hate LA traffic?

Listen to recent Transportation Technology Strategist Fellow Ashley Hand @azhandkc to learn about her Urban Mobility in a Digital Age report, and the city’s tech- and not tech-based future.

CityLab: To Ease Traffic, L.A. Needs Much More Than Trains

Transit, zoning, traffic density are the most important issues facing Southern California commuters. Lisa Schweitzer shares her insights with CityLab. “If it’s now possible for me to get from Pasadena to Westwood on transit, I’m all for that,” Lisa Schweitzer, a scholar of transportation and urban planning at the University of Southern California, tells CityLab.…