Economic Competitiveness

Auto-Deficit Households: Determinants, Travel Behavior, and the Gender Division of Household Car Use

The automobile plays a central role in the mobility of most households since in almost all metropolitan areas and neighborhoods within them automobiles offer greater access to destinations within a reasonable travel time than other modes of travel. Consequently, scholars find a robust and positive connection between car ownership and a range of quality-of-life outcomes such as employment, earnings, and residential location in better quality neighborhoods.

Transit-Oriented Development & Commercial Gentrification: Exploring the Linkages

As central cities in California continue their renaissance, commercial gentrification is often identified by residents as a concern. For many, commercial gentrification means the intrusion of new businesses that force out a favorite food shop or a longstanding retail store because of higher rents. For others, it means an influx of hip cafés, trendy retail boutiques, and gourmet fast food restaurants - places that change the fabric of their familiar neighborhood, for better or for worse.

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