Urban form, transit supply, and travel behavior in Mexico’s 100 largest urban areas
A new paper examines the relationship between urban form, transportation supply, and individuals' mode choice across Mexico's 100 largest urban areas, and predicts relationship between urban form, transit supply, and individual mode choice.
Public scooters may soon zip through Philadelphia
The School of Design’s Megan Ryerson assisted with the city’s debate over the scooter as a safe and viable transportation alternative, as Pennsylvania assesses a bill to legalize electric scooters on public streets.
U.S. fertility is at an all-time low, but is that a bad thing?
Researchers from the Population Studies Center dissect the latest CDC numbers and explain the role of migration patterns, better family planning, and delayed parenthood.
When green ‘fixes’ actually increase the carbon footprint
New research shows that when tech companies move in, they often encourage a sustainability mindset, but lead to gentrification and stable or higher emissions.
From urban renewal to today, tracking the struggles of America’s cities
Equipped with SEPTA Key cards, Brent Cebul’s students are taking a deep dive into Philadelphia’s history, looking into the past and present challenges facing cities.
The real estate outlook for 2019: Waiting for millennials?
Wharton’s Susan Wachter and Benjamin Keys discuss the 2019 outlook for the U.S. real estate market.
Expert voices 2019: Why cities?
Housing the majority of the global population, cities have come to define and shape the overarching challenges of the 21st century. The speed and scale of their development is unprecedented, raising complex questions about how to address the changes they bring to communities around the world.
Veteran homelessness down 5 percent, to continue declining each year
The U.S. departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veteran Affairs announced that veteran homelessness has decreased 5.4 percent in 2018—bringing the total down to nearly half the number of homeless veterans that were reported in 2010.
Racial disparities in sudden cardiac death rates cannot be explained by known risk factors
Despite controlling for factors including income, smoking, and cholesterol levels, black patients remain at high risk.
A plan to balance growth, quality housing, poverty, and construction for an entire city
PennDesign’s Vincent Reina helped Philadelphia complete its first comprehensive housing plan.