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Justice and Equity in Transportation and Urbanism

Justice and equity manifests in many different ways in transportation and urbanism. This guide presents a number of resources to help you engage with the work necessary to make these systems just.

Methodologies and Tools for Transportation Engineering and Planning

Bills, T. S., & Walker, J. L. (2017). Looking beyond the mean for equity analysis: Examining distributional impacts of transportation improvements. Transport Policy, 54, 61–69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2016.08.003 (BIPOC author)

 

Bills, T., Sall, E., & Walker, J. (2012). Activity-Based Travel Models and Transportation Equity Analysis. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2320, 18–27. https://doi.org/10.3141/2320-03 (BIPOC author)

 

Brodie, S., & Amekudzi-Kennedy, A. (2017). Performance-Based Methodology for Evaluating Equity for Transportation System Users. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2605(1), 83–91. https://doi.org/10.3141/2605-08 (BIPOC author)

 

Brown, C. T. (2020, February). 12 strategies for centering and prioritizing equity in transportation. ITE Journal, 90(2), 42–45. https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ITE/ITE_February2020/index.php#/p/42 (BIPOC author)

 

Delbosc, A., & Currie, G. (2011). Using Lorenz curves to assess public transport equity. Journal of Transport Geography, 19(6), 1252–1259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.02.008

 

Federal Transit Agency. (2012). Title VI Requirements and Guidelines for Federal Transit Administration Recipients. https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.gov/files/docs/FTA_Title_VI_FINAL.pdf

 

García, I. (2017). Learning about Neighborhood Identity, Streets as Places, and Community Engagement in a Chicago Studio Course. Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy, 27(2), 142–157. JSTOR. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/trajincschped.27.2.0142 (BIPOC author)

 

Grengs, J. (2015a). Advancing Social Equity Analysis in Transportation with the Concept of Accessibility (No. 15–848). Michigan Population Studies Center. https://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/pubs/abs/9802

 

Grengs, J. (2015b). Nonwork Accessibility as a Social Equity Indicator. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 9(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1080/15568318.2012.719582

 

Karner, A., & Golub, A. (2015). Comparison of Two Common Approaches to Public Transit Service Equity Evaluation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2531, 170–179. https://doi.org/10.3141/2531-20 

 

Karner, A., & Niemeier, D. (2013). Civil rights guidance and equity analysis methods for regional transportation plans: A critical review of literature and practice. Journal of Transport Geography, 33, 126–134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.09.017

 

Martens, K., & Golub, A. (2018). A Fair Distribution of Accessibility: Interpreting Civil Rights Regulations for Regional Transportation Plans. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 0739456X18791014. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X18791014

 

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. (2020). Equity Analysis in Regional Transportation Planning Processes, Volume 1: Guide. The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25860

 

Norwood, C., & Cumming, G. (2012). Making Maps That Matter: Situating GIS within Community Conversations about Changing Landscapes. Cartographica: The International Journal for Geographic Information and Geovisualization, 47(1), 2–17. https://doi.org/10.3138/carto.47.1.2

 

Quick, K. S., & Feldman, M. S. (2011). Distinguishing Participation and Inclusion. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 31(3), 272–290. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X11410979

 

Rowangould, D., Karner, A., & London, J. (2016). Identifying environmental justice communities for transportation analysis. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 88, 151–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tra.2016.04.002

 

Toole, J., Butler, T. L., & Chrzan, J. (2020, February). How to place equity at the center of our work. ITE Journal, 90(2), 37–41. https://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/ITE/ITE_February2020/index.php#/p/37 (BIPOC author)

 

Tran, T., & Minh, B. (2014, January 14). HCMC’s sidewalk use should be model for urban communities: US professor. Tuoi Tre News. http://b1.tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20140114/hcmc’s-sidewalk-use-should-be-model-for-urban-communities-us-professor/27686.html (BIPOC author)

 

Wei, R., Liu, X., Mu, Y., Wang, L., Golub, A., & Farber, S. (2017). Evaluating public transit services for operational efficiency and access equity. Journal of Transport Geography, 65, 70–79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2017.10.010 (BIPOC author)

 

Yan, J. (2013). Rousing the Sleeping Giant: Administrative Enforcement of Title VI and New Routes to Equity in Transit Planning. California Law Review, 101(4), 1131. https://doi.org/10.15779/Z38M51J (BIPOC author)