In the Media

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Partisan Splits for Transportation Politics

Further coverage of the viral paper coauthored by Assistant Professor Nicholas J. Klein, CRP, which found left-leaning respondents were more likely to favor transportation reform and sustainable modes than conservatives. In Planetizen.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Political Partisanship in Transportation Overshadows Strong Overall Support for Reform

An op-ed in The Hill coauthored by CRP's Nicholas Klein explains his research showing that while the nation is divided by partisanship, most Americans agree the transportation system isn't working and want change.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Study Examines Why the Ithaca Commons Has Survived While Other Pedestrian Malls Die

The Ithaca Voice covers CRP Associate Professor Stephan Schmidt's study that analyzed 125 pedestrian malls built a generation ago, a study Schmidt detailed in a Bloomberg op-ed in September.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

ACHP Chairman Nominee Sara Bronin Takes Step Forward in Confirmation Process

In a Senate committee hearing, CRP Professor Sara Bronin pledged support for disaster recovery response to historic places, private investment in preservation, and the Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and Native Hawaiian organizations.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Climate Change Is Making Natural Disasters Worse — Along With Our Mental Health

CRP graduate Katie Oran (M.R.P. '21), a wildfire planner working in Sacramento, California, talks with NPR about the phenomenon of "eco-grief" — increasing concerns for the future, having a family, and if any place is safe.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Lessons From the Rise and Fall of the Pedestrian Mall

Associate Professor of Planning Stephan Schmidt's op-ed in Bloomberg looks at successful and resilient pedestrian malls built in the 60's and 70's and finds lessons that urban planners can implement now.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

TCAT To Trails Map Improves Equitable Access to Nature

Tompkins Weekly covers the cross-discipline student-run organization Design Connect project with local and Cornell partners to produce maps and signage aiding public transit riders to reach the natural sites in the Ithaca, New York, area.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

After Ida's Fury, Infrastructure Key in Preventing Misery

Linda Shi, assistant professor in City and Regional Planning, tells the Associated Press that infrastructure improvements can only buy time and that making space for water means moving people out.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Amazon Lockers Are Popping Up in Odd Places. They Aren't Always Welcome

Park space should serve everyone, not just Amazon customers, says Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jennifer Minner in a CNET story that examines interrelated economic, social issues and the merchant giant.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Opinion: Climate Emergency Also A Housing Emergency

Professor Sara Bronin, CRP, shares her thoughts on the dire need for the State of Connecticut to make intersectional land use policy reforms that meaningfully address the climate crisis from social, environmental, and residential standpoints.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Will These Places Survive a Collapse? Don't Bet on It, Skeptics Say

In The New York Times, Assistant Professor of CRP Linda Shi questions a study by British researchers that identifies climate-safe zones. Shi says any study model that does not account for governance or military power is incomplete.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Who Will Pay To Protect Tech Giants From Rising Seas?

City and Regional Planning's Linda Shi spoke with NPR about the impact of sea level rise on vulnerable residents in the Bay Area, where big tech companies like Facebook and Google also have much at stake.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Longtime Planner Antoine Bryant Tapped as Detroit Development Director

The Detroit News reports Mayor Mike Duggan has selected Bryant (B.S. URS '95) for the city's planning and development chief. Bryant previously served as business development and project manager at alumni-led architecture firm Moody Nolan.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Cornell Atkinson Awards $1.8 Million to Fund Vital Collaborations

Architecture's Timur Dogan, Katharina Kral, Felix Heisel, Marta H. Wisniewska, and CRP's Mitch Glass have been awarded Cornell Atkinson Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research on innovative sustainable solutions.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Biking, Walking Trails Could See Benefits from Proposed Infrastructure Bill

Transportation planner Nicholas J. Klein, Assistant Professor in CRP, weighs in on the Biden administration's infrastructure package that could help shift gears in how we travel, for ABC affiliate KGUN-9 Tuscon.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Sara Bronin, Florian Idenburg, and a Slew of Big Names Join the Cornell AAP Faculty

The Architect's Newspaper covers AAP's announcement of an "impressive roster" of fall 2021 new faculty members joining "the only Ivy League architecture department offering a Bachelor of Architecture degree."

Thursday, June 3, 2021

This Louisiana Neighborhood Is Retreating in the Face of Climate Change

Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning Linda Shi comments in Grist on the case for government buyouts, saying it is one of the few policy levers governments have for enacting managed retreat from climate threats.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Covid Is Forcing America To Fix Its Water Supply

In Wired, Planning Professor Mildred Warner comments on the Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act, a bill before Congress. Warner's research found a moratorium on water shutoffs could have saved thousands of lives.

Monday, May 17, 2021

Design Connect to Present Newfield Hamlet Study Results

Reported by The Ithaca Times, the Town of Newfield Planning Board contracted Cornell Design Connect to engage in a study of the Newfield Hamlet. The student-run, multi-disciplinary group is advised by Professor Michael Tomlan, CRP.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Biden Pledges U.S. Will Cut Climate-Changing Pollution At Least In Half By 2030

CRP's Linda Shi quoted in the HuffPost says the Biden administration "will get more done by changing systemic rules that they control at the federal level," such as through carbon taxes, gas prices, and negotiating building standards.

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