In the Media

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

The Seine River is Set to Reopen for Swimming After 100 Years, Its Cursed Clean-Up is a Lesson for Future Olympics

Fortune: In this article, CRP Associate Professor Jennifer Minner shares insights about the impact of mass events on their host cities.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

A Portrait of New York City by Air in 1924

Bloomberg: In this article written by CRP Professor Thomas J. Campanella, we read about the days before Google Maps, when an intrepid inventor with three camera-equipped biplanes captured groundbreaking views of Gotham in its Jazz Age glory.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Expansive New Study Finds Racial Bias in Chicago Traffic Stops

NBC Chicago: The study, coauthored by CRP Assistant Professor Wenfei Xu, found that on a street with an even 50-50 split of Black and white drivers, Black drivers would account for approximately 70% of the police stops and citations.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

New York’s Congestion Pricing U-Turn Blows a Proven Climate Win

Bloomberg: Nicholas Klein, CRP faculty, shares insights on the possible demise of NYC's congestion pricing plan.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Hochul Halts Congestion Pricing in a Stunning 11th-Hour Shift

The New York Times: CRP Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein weighs in on NYC Governor Kathy Hochul's postponement of the congestion pricing program.

Monday, June 10, 2024

NYC Had a Plan to Make it Hard for Cars to Enter the City. Here’s Why the Governor Blocked It.

The Washington Post: CRP Faculty Zakhary Mallett and Nicholas Klein comment on the congestion pricing block, “The pushes are going to keep going,” Mallett said. “Whether it will happen under Kathy [Hochul]’s watch, I am uncertain, but the effort is not dead, I can promise you that.”

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Congestion Pricing Ignites an Old Rift: Drivers vs. Transit Riders

The New York Times: As NYC prepares to roll out its tolling program, the divide between those who love their cars and those who embrace the subway grows. "For those who cannot afford to drive, turning to the subway is often a case of economic necessity," said CRP faculty Nicholas J. Klein.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Seen & Heard: The Economics of Rising Water

Central Florida Public Media: In this podcast, CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi discusses climate change and its impact on Central Florida municipality budgets.

Monday, May 13, 2024

North America's Biggest City Is Running Out of Water

Vox: Mexico City is facing a water crisis, and it won't be the last city to do so. CRP Professor and Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities Director Victoria Beard says climate change is just one of the contributing factors.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Congestion Pricing's Billions to Pay for Nuts and Bolts of Subway System

The New York Times: NYC's congestion pricing program, aimed at generating a $15 billion windfall for the mass transit system, is scheduled to begin charging tolls to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan next month. CRP Strauch Fellow Zakhary Mallett says that New York's use of congestion pricing primarily to generate revenue for mass transit establishes conflicting goals.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Dubai Floods Expose Weaknesses to a Rapidly Changing Climate

The Times of India: Human-caused climate change is making extreme weather like heat and rain more intense, forcing governments to consider whether to adapt to rare but destructive events. "It's a real tradeoff in thinking about the cost and the opportunity costs," says CRP Assistant Professor Linda Shi. "These events are likely to be erratic and unpredictable."

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Why Drivers May Soon Pay $15 to Use New York's Busiest Streets

The Christian Science Monitor: New York is due to become the first US city to charge a congestion toll on drivers entering its central business district in Manhattan. CRP Assistant Professor Nicholas Klein says that if the goal is to reduce congestion, a charge is the right approach.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Mexico City Runs Short on Water — a Public Good that's "Increasingly Difficult" to Provide

Los Angeles Times: Mexico City is facing a serious water shortage as leaky pipes, rapid development, and climate change converge. CRP Professor and Director of the Cornell Mui Ho Center for Cities Victoria Beard says more cities will face "day zero" scenarios as urban water gets "increasingly difficult" to provide.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Did Robert Moses Put His Racism on Display in a Harlem Playground?

Bloomberg CityLab: The infamous New York parks commissioner allegedly placed decorations in Riverside Park to mock Black residents in the 1930s. CRP Professor Thomas Campanella examines this viral accusation.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Mapping the Future

Business Insider: The report explores the potential impact of the National Zoning Atlas, a project led by CRP Professor Sara Bronin, on correcting the current low-inventory, high-priced US housing market.

Monday, January 29, 2024

Can a National Zoning Atlas Chart a Way Out of the US Housing Crisis?

Bloomberg CityLab: The project, led by CRP Professor Sara Bronin, shines a light on specific problems or places and makes it easier for policymakers to enact change.

Monday, January 8, 2024

How Pedestrian Malls Are Revitalizing Downtowns Around the World — and Helping Chicago's Loop (Again)

ChicagoGlobal: CRP Associate Professor Stephan Schmidt comments on how pedestrian malls have been used as an urban renewal tool, though they have waned considerably throughout the country.

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

The Paris Olympics' Seine River Plan is Bold, Audacious … and Risky

The Washington Post: CRP Associate Professor Jennifer Minner, who studies the impact of mass events on their host cities, comments, "If it fails during the Olympics, it will be remembered as a large-scale failure, but that could be overcome by the permanent benefits that are realized over time."

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Wall Street's Growing Housing Stock Prices Out Latino Renters, Buyers

NBC News: The report cites Real Estate and CRP Associate Professor Suzanne Lanyi Charles's 2019 study showing that corporate ownership of housing is closely linked to locations where foreclosures had taken place in 2007 and 2008, which greatly impacted Latino and Black communities.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Congestion Pricing Faces Pushback on All Fronts. What Might "Exemptions" Mean for Drivers?

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: CRP's Zakhary Mallett, a Strauch Fellow researching the intersection of transportation finance and travel behavior, weighs in on the congestion pricing plan for New York City.

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