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Posts from November 2018

Episode 2-6 Talking dockless scooters

 

Are dockless scooters a bane on urban areas or the next smart transportation innovation?

Goldman School student Reem Rayef sits down with Brianne Eby, Policy Analyst with the Eno Center for Transportation in DC, and Joe Rodriguez, a reporter covering transportation for the San Francisco Examiner, to talk about a new policy issue born from the intersection of tech and transit policy - dockless scooters in San Francisco and beyond.

Brianne Eby is a policy analyst for Eno, where she conducts research on various topics related to the transportation industry. She has written at length about what dockless scooters mean in the context of reduced carbon emissions, disruption of car culture, equity in public transit, and increased investment in public transportation infrastructure. Prior to joining Eno, Brianne conducted research on transportation behaviors as a graduate student, and on helping cities and metropolitan regions achieve inclusive and sustainable growth as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. Brianne earned her B.A. in Psychology from Indiana University and her M.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Follow her on Twitter: @brianne_eby.



Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez covers transportation for the San Francisco Examiner. Joe is a long time San Francisco resident and pretty obsessed with transit, so he has followed (and written about) the scooter issue closely. He also writes the weekly political On Guard column. Reach him at joe@sfexaminer.com. Follow him on Twitter: @FitzTheReporter.  

Talking housing policy

Housing prices are re-segregating the San Francisco Bay Area -- how and why?

 

Goldman School student Spencer Bowen speaks with Philip Verma, graduate student researcher at UC Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project, about documenting “the mobility patterns for low-income people of color at the neighborhood level in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.”

Philip is a Master of City Planning student interested in the intersection of housing policy and environmental health, especially for low-income renters. He has worked as a housing advocate in New York and Oakland, helping tenants fight evictions, harassment, illegal rent increases, and substandard conditions. He also spent two years as outreach director for a sustainable transportation NGO in Bogotá. Philip graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History.