Low-income workers face multiple barriers to advancement
Moving to Work examines the critical role of transit - as well as development clustered around transit (TOD) - in linking low-income communities with career-ladder opportunities
Reconnecting America with Urban Habitat and support from the Great Communities Collaborative today released the findings and recommendations from a year and a half long project: Moving to Work in the Bay Area, a study of the barriers that low-income workers in the Bay Area face to accessing economic opportunity.
The study found that while low-income workers in the Bay Area face multiple barriers to career advancement, the economic and workforce development fields often overlook a key barrier for low-income workers: transit access. In turn, transit advocates often overlook the importance of job creation and training to building a stronger Bay Area economy as well as…
The Moving To Work project is part of the Great Communities Collaborative’s Regional Policy & Planning strategy. The main goal of this project is to link low-income workers, job support services, trainings, and employers to the Bay Area’s transit system.
URBANISM & DESIGNDemand Will Rise for Less Car Dependent Infill
Urban Land Institute
Demand will continue to rise for infill residential development that is less car-dependent, while consumers' desire could wane for isolated development in outlying suburbs, according to a new ULI report released at the ULI Spring Meeting in San Diego.
URBANISM & DESIGNPrescriptive vs. Market Urbanism
From Ilan Greenberg in The New Republic - San Francisco's Gentrification Problem isn't Gentrification. Greenberg compares the public debate (often writen, and discussed previously here) in San Francisco compared to more the more familiar narrative in other cities.
TRANSPORTBike Infrastructure Debate Settled
For decades, cyclists bickered amongst themselves about the efficacy and safety of bike infrastructure. With the proliferation of protected bike lanes in recent years, however, everyone can see that predictions about bike lanes making streets more dangerous for cycling simply didn't come to pass.