The Design Advocate is an outreach tool to keep the 3200+ architect & design members of AIA Los Angeles updated about pending matters at City Hall, which may impact the built environment & their profession.
California is now at the forefront of linking transportation planning, land use policy, and climate change concerns. Marlon Boarnet, Kenneth Joh, Walter Siembab, William Fulton, and Mai Thi Nguyen examine factors that promote walking to commercial centers in suburbs.
People aren't always rational when making decisions about vehicle ownership, modes of travel, or travel routes. Joan Walker takes into account the irrationalities that may affect predictions about travel behavior and studies the impact of travel cost, environmental concerns, and peer pressure on transportation choices.
Bikers of all ages are a common sight in Davis, California. But a surprisingly large number of Davis residents don't bike, despite the favorable conditions. Susan Handy investigates the importance of attitudes about biking and how infrastructure and distance affect people's decisions to bike.
The future of bikesharing is promising, but it took several decades of trial and error around the world to get where we are today. Susan Shaheen and Stacey Guzman explore the history of bikesharing programs and the opportunities for bikesharing in the future.
There are somewhere between 800 million to 2 billion parking spaces in the country. Mikhail Chester, Arpad Horvath, and Samer Madanat examine the environmental and monetary costs of constructing and maintaining parking spaces and facilities.