Research

Moving to Work is an applied research project to increase the regional knowledge of the intersection between three distinct fields: workforce development, economic development, and equitable transit-oriented development.  Understanding the interrelationship of these fields in a “spatial frame” based on geography, travel patterns, and transportation infrastructure – focuses our analysis and finds common ground between the fields. Visit the site>


“Funding Affordable Housing Near Transit in the Bay Area Region.” Strategic Economics and NDC. In response to the region’s housing affordability crisis, two of the region’s major transit agencies – BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) and VTA (Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority) – have recently established ambitious targets for building lower income housing on their transit lands. Achieving the transit agencies’ objectives will require raising additional local funding, in addition to coordinating closely with local jurisdictions to enable higher-density housing on transit properties. This paper measures the regional gap and identifies what will be needed for BART and VTA to meet the targets they have established. Read Article>


The Urban Displacement Project is a research and action initiative of UC Berkeley in collaboration with researchers at UCLA, community based organizations, regional planning agencies and the State of California’s Air Resources Board. The project aims to understand the nature of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area and Southern California. It focuses on creating tools to help communities identify the pressures surrounding them and take more effective action. Visit the site >


“Race, Inequality, and the Resegregation of the Bay Area.” Urban Habitat. Read Article >


The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data-visualization, data analysis, and storytelling collective documenting the dispossession of San Francisco Bay Area residents in the wake of the Tech Boom 2.0. Visit the site >


An Equity Profile of the San Francisco Bay Area Region. Read Article>


“Filling the Financing Gap for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development: Lessons from Atlanta, Denver, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Twin Cities.” Enterprise Community Partners and Low Income Investment Fund. Read Article >


“Building and Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit: Affordable TOD as a Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Equity Strategy.” California Housing Partnership Corporation. Read Article >


“The Effect of Light Rail Transit on Body Mass Index and Physical Activity.” American Journal of Preventative Medicine.Read Article >


“Estimating the Effects of Light Rail Transit on Health Care Costs.” Health and Place. Read Article >


“Are We There Yet? Creating Complete Communities for 21st Century America.” Reconnecting America. Read Article Please visit Reconnecting America’s Resource Center to learn more.

We will continue to post cutting-edge and important research in the equitable transit-oriented development field on this page as we learn about it.