Location: In Person & Via Zoom

Transportation's Linkage to the Affordable Housing Problem

Fri, Oct. 15, 2021    

1:40 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific)


1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village, UC Davis, and by Zoom

Housing costs are burdensome for over half of all renters in the US and a quarter of homeowners, especially in California and the Northeast (falling most heavily on lower-income groups, alongside problems of overcrowding and substandard housing quality). Transportation has been a tool to open up new areas for housing development, but as full costs of mobility have been more fully recognized, strategies that emphasize accessibility have increasingly been promoted. The seminar will discuss both causes and potential cures for this public policy problem.



Elizabeth Deakin is Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning and Urban Design at UC Berkeley, where she also is an affiliated faculty member of the Energy and Resources Group. She previously was Director of the UC Transportation Center and chair of the UC Berkeley Academic Senate, representing UC Berkeley in the UC Systemwide Academic Council. Her research focuses on transportation and land use policy, the environmental impacts of transportation, and equity in transportation.

Betty Deakin Flyer V5.pdf