Commuting Sustainably

In this project, I assess the performance of smart growth policies by analyzing transportation behavior, as one of the goals of smart growth is to improve transportation and provide more multi-modal options. I take a quantitative approach and compare transportation behavior in cities and metropolitan areas that have smart growth policies (on either the state or local level) to those that do not have these policies.

  • A poster of a difference-in-difference analysis of transportation behavior in the Baltimore and Denver metropolitan areas was presented at the annual fall research conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) in November 2015 (click here to download it on ResearchGate)
    • This poster also won the ‘Best PhD Student Poster’ award from American University’s Metropolitan Policy Center at the MPC 2015 Annual Lecture