Sneckdowns are a thing. First coined by Streetfilms’ Clarence
Eckerson all the way back in 2006, now everybody is on the lookout. Some have
called it the winter of the transportation nerd . The gist is that vehicle paths
through the snow in streets show tha...
The Atlanta region was hit with a winter storm that covered
the city in a few inches of snow and caused massive disruptions, congestion and
essentially brought the region to a halt. This is unfortunate, and as many
metro areas deal with a few inches of snow...
The NY Times has a story about Chinese households moving away from the largest cities to smaller cities in part because of lousy air and water quality. This is no doubt happening, though data is scarce to assess to what degree. This does highlight an expla...
There is no
question that in the United States driving is declining, and that Vehicle Miles
Traveled (VMT) have also declined in absolute and in per capita terms. There
are questions as to why, however. It’s
important to understand why and how travel is de...
Voters are asked to vote on all kinds of transportation projects. In part this is because of declining federal support for projects, and local tax increases require voter approval. Elected officials are also hesitant to promote new taxes to fund projects wi...
- Columbia UniversityAssistant Professor of Urban Planning, present
David King is an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. His research explores the impact of local transportation planning on the built environment, public finance, social equity and accessibility. As part of this research he has written about the phenomenon of cruising for parking and used spatial regression techniques to analyze travel behavior. He also studies how public policy influences the adoption of new technologies to address congestion, energy and environmental concerns. These issues are the focus of Professor King’s teaching through his courses covering planning techniques and methods, transportation and land use planning and transport policy.
- Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservationpresent
- University of Minnesota
- Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs