Public Transit Social and Economic Opportunities and Consequences I

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Evergreen, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Elizabeth Delmelle, Isabelle Nilsson
Chairs: Elizabeth Delmelle


Public transit offers social and economic opportunities by linking residents with employment and social services and connecting firms with consumers. It also plays a key role in attracting residents and business to cities and neighborhoods potentially serving as an urban development or redevelopment strategy. At the same time, transit may have unintended consequences such as rising rents and property values that lead to the displacement of residents and businesses. The purpose of this session is to explore both the opportunities and consequences stemming from transit investments.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Seva Rodnyansky*, University of Southern California, Rail Transit Station Openings and Household Mobility Decisions 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Elizabeth Delmelle*, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Isabelle Nilsson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Residential Mobility Into and Out of Transit Neighborhoods 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Bo Malmberg*, Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm university, Eva K Andersson, Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm university, Thomas Wimark, Dept of Human Geography, Stockholm university, The housing tenure landscape that structures Swedish society: Patterns and change 1990 to 2012 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Adam Miner*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Neighborhood Change Around Heavy Rail Transit Stations: A Class Transition Approach 20 9:00 AM
Discussant Steven Farber University of Toronto - Scarborough 20 9:20 AM

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