The Lewis Center's Herbie Huff was recently interviewed by NPR for a story on All Things Considered on biking in Los Angeles. Click here to listen to the segment and read more about L.A. Bike Trains, an organization that arranges and guides bicycle commuting groups.
Eric Lee, the president of management consulting firm Bennett Midland LLC, visited the Lewis Center this week to present his firm’s innovative work regarding the economic impacts of reallocation of street space in New York City for dedicated bikeways, pedestrian improvements, and bus lanes.
Madeline Brozen, Manager of the Lewis Center's Complete Streets Iniative, delivered a presentation entitled Bicycle Count Data Clearinghouse at UCLA's GIS Day 2013 program at the Charles E. Young Research Library on Wednesday, November 20. The program also featured the following presentations:
On Sunday, October 20, policymakers and thought leaders from
around the country convened in Lake Arrowhead, CA for a three-day symposium on
the relationship between technology, data, transportation and land use
planning, and the environment. The event, entitled Smart Technologies, Smart
Policies is the 23rd annual installment in a series of relatively intimate,
carefully curated symposia convened by the UCLA Lewis Center for Regional
In a recent article posted on TheAtlanticCities.com, Evelyn Blumenberg, Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Lewis Center Faculty Fellow, discusses her research on teens and travel, What's Youth Got to Do with It? Exploring the Travel Behavior of Teens and Young Adults.
Professor George Galster, of Wayne State University, visited
the Lewis Center this week to present a vibrant summary of his new book, “Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor
City.” Speaking to a full room of students, faculty, staff and Luskin School
guests, Galster offered his insight into how Detroit arrived at its current
dysfunctional metropolis. His analytical framework used basic psychological
principals to examine how Detroit’s residents quest for securing physical,
social and psychological resources contributed to this deterioration.
This October, Dr. Yodan Rofe visited UCLA to present his
work developing a model for pedestrian activity in Israeli cities. Speaking to
a full audience, he discussed the state of the practice in pedestrian modeling
and the goals and results of his work in Israel. Dr. Rofe cited the work of
Jane Jacobs, Kevin Lynch, and Jan Gehl as theoretical predecessors. He defined
and explained the “spatial configuration approach” to travel modeling, which
draws on the work of Hillier and Hanson, who pioneered this concept in 1989
with their book The Social Logic of Space.
In the heady years before the Great Recession, did cities and municipalities get carried away with boomtime spending? Once the downturn hit, how prepared were local governments to face suddenly pressing needs in their communities?