The corridor of gleaming high rises along Vancouver and Williams Avenues is a marked change from the early 2000s. When the Housing Authority of Portland (now known as Home Forward) applied for HOPE VI funds for the old Iris Court development, it was known as a rough area. Residents who lived there, or who knew of it by reputation …
Dr. Shawn Flanigan, San Diego State University, shares the next installment of our blog on the Access to Opportunity Project. San Diego is consistently ranked among the least affordable housing markets in the United States, topping that list in 2015! Coming in at number two on the list in 2016. Rather than looking exclusively at housing costs, assessments of housing affordability consider housing costs in relation to how many residents of a community could afford to purchase a home at the median price. In 2015, real estate industry research showed that less than half of households could qualify to buy a median priced home in 93.3 percent of San Diego zip codes. This was the highest ratio of any city in the 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…
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.
Ever crowdsourced something for yourself? Imagine doing that for a whole city. Listen to the most recent episode of LA#Itself to learn about LA2050, the Goldhirsh Foundation’s ambitious philanthropic “initiative driving and tracking progress toward a shared vision for the future of Los Angeles.”
In this six-episode, limited series podcast, we will hear from representatives of various Angeleno private and public organizations leading the critical trend of using digital media for urban and social development. We will speak with a community benefit organization, a cultural journalism outlet, a media artist, a private developer, a technology company executive, and a transportation specialist. This diverse group serves as both a reminder and an analytical insight that digital media are neither just “useful” nor peculiar to the sharing and cultural economies, but fast becoming standard to the practice of material and social placemaking. Further, the podcast will elucidate for Bedrosian listeners the guests’ sectoral commonalities and differences, illuminating the shifting context in which planning, policy, and development operate in contemporary city making. We hope you enjoy.
Los Angeles Hashtags Itself, a six-episode, limited series podcast, looking at Angeleno organizations leading trend of using digital media for urban & social development. Digital media are fast becoming the for material and social placemaking.
If you like art, community benefits organizations, cultural journalism, real estate, transportation, and the technology industry generally, we hope you will find something worth hearing.
A couple years ago, some of my colleagues at USC set out to answer an old question with a new twist. They wanted to know how many jobs you could find if you lived in a low-income neighborhood. Specifically, they wanted to know how many jobs you could commute to.
Most Americans take it for granted that employment is place-based. You can’t work at a building that’s too far away. But what happens when you can only afford to live in a few of neighborhoods in a city, a reality that many low-income families face? How many jobs are too far away?
Marlon Boarnet is a renowned authority on urban economics, urban growth patterns, transportation, and regional science. He is an expert in transportation and land use, and has served on the National Research Council committee that authored “Driving and the Built Environment.” This is his latest faculty bio video!
Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor and Bedrosian Center faculty affiliate, spoke with The New York Times about the new Los Angeles’ new transportation plan: Mobility Plan 2035. Some of the initial reactions have been that increasing balance for all modes of transportation will create more gridlock. Schweitzer said, ““Even if more people don’t commute by bike or on…