Monorails aren’t just for Disneyland anymore

Los Angeles Daily News published an op-ed by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on why a monorail might be a viable transportation alternative in Los Angeles’ car-driven culture. Boarnet highlighted successful monorail systems in Japan, China, Brazil and Europe as models to transport Angelenos between the Valley and the Westside. “Modern monorail technology…

Big Data: Want more people to use public transit?

The Boston Globe featured research by Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on barriers to making public transportation more hospitable for women. Boarnet described his research on travel habits of women living near the Expo light rail line in Los Angeles and reasons they increased their light rail use only half as much as men, including perceptions of safety and fear of harassment.

How Cheaper Metro Passes and, Yes, Scooters Can Help Prevent Homelessness

LAist quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how different modes of transportation affect access to jobs by low-income workers in San Diego County. “They also need something that can work for them in terms of time cost,” said Marlon Boarnet, chair of the urban planning department at the University of Southern California.…

It’s Not Just Where You’re Going, It’s Also How You Get There

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
So … the journey and how we make that journey plays an important role in the quality of our lives. Listen as Marlon Boarnet talks infrastructure & quality of life with Anthony Orlando on #OurAmericanDiscourse

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Controversial $1-billion Hollywood high-rise project relaunched by developer

Los Angeles Times quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on how building dense housing around public transportation hubs is good city planning. Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, said that although some Angelenos object to residential skyscrapers that could block their views or add to car traffic, dense housing…

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…

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.

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The Ethics of Governing

PhD candidate Anthony Orlando discusses the “Ethics of Democracy” in the latest episode of Our American Discourse.

Democracy is a dialogue. It requires our leaders to ask, to listen, and to react. Good governance thus hinges on conversation and consent—and whether we like it or not, conflict. Planners and policymakers have to balance competing needs, never more so than in today’s polarized environment. How do they do the right thing? Does such a thing even exist? Citizenship demands that we engage with these uncomfortable questions, especially in this troubled era.

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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…