Public Transit: Social and Economic Opportunities and Consequences I

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Transportation Geography Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/3/2019
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM (MDT)
Room: Coolidge, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Elizabeth Delmelle, Isabelle Nilsson
Chairs: Isabelle Nilsson

Call for Submissions

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. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative contributions. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Public transit and its effect on accessibility
Housing and residential mobility
Housing affordability
Residential and firm sorting
Business creation and retention
Economic impacts, costs and benefits
Neighborhood dynamics
Neighborhood and/or urban segregation
Livability or sustainability


Description

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. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative contributions.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Rafael Pereira*, University of Oxford, Future accessibility impacts of transport policy scenarios: equity and sensitivity to travel time thresholds 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Andrew Goetz*, University of Denver, The Effects of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Denver, Colorado 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Maryam Khabazi*, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Isabelle Nilsson, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Light Rail Investment and Its Impact on Commuting Patterns 20 1:20 PM
Presenter David Lopez Garcia*, The New School, Access to public transport and inequality of urban transaction costs in Mexico City: The case of subway Line A 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Dong Liu*, University of Illinois, Does Transit Fare Impact Spatial Mismatch? A Case Study of Chicago Metropolitan Area 20 2:00 PM

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