Research Reports and Policy Briefs


  • Land Use and Vehicle Miles of Travel in the Climate Change Debate: Getting Smarter than Your Average Bear. 
    by Marlon G. Boarnet, Douglas Houston, Gavin Ferguson, and Steven Spears
  • Affordable Housing in Transportation Corridors – Built Environment, Accessibility, and Air Pollution Implications of Near-Roadway Residential Locations.  Principal Investigator: Douglas Houston, UCI Policy, Planning and Design; Co- Principal Investigator: Jun Wu, UCI Epidemiology & Program in Public Health.   Abstract is here.

  • Spatially Focused Travel Survey Data Collection and Analysis: Closing Data Gaps for SB 375 Implementation.  Principal Investigator: Marlon Boarnet, UCI Policy, Planning and Design; Support: University of California Transportation Center and the California Department of Transportation.   Abstract is here.
  • The Orange Crush: The Squeezing of Orange County’s Middle Class  John Hipp conducted a study in 2009 documenting the demographic and economic changes in Orange County over the last 40 years.  The full report is available here.
  • Harbor Communities Study  Douglas Houston conducted research near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to examine how the activity patterns of residents of these largely low-income and minority communities are associated with potential air pollution exposure.
  • Inter-group violence between Latinos and African Americans in South Los Angeles – John R. Hipp,  George Tita, and Lyndsay Boggess conducted a study of the relative rate of intergroup violence between two minority groups in one part of Los Angeles undergoing considerable racial/ethnic transition.  The report presented to the LAPD is available here.