City and Regional Planning

  • Studying the relationship between urban form, transit, and travel behavior in Mexico State (Estado de Mexico), in the municipality of Ecatepec

  • Studying the relationship between urban form, transit, and travel behavior in Mexico State (Estado de Mexico), in the municipality of Ecatepec

  • Studying the relationship between urban form, transit, and travel behavior in Mexico State (Estado de Mexico), in the municipality of Ecatepec

  • Studying the relationship between urban form, transit, and travel behavior in Mexico State (Estado de Mexico), in the municipality of Ecatepec

Urban Form, Transit Supply, and Travel Behavior in Latin America

Building off of a research project for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Erick Guerra is examining land use, transportation infrastructure, and commute patterns across Mexico’s 100 largest cities. The cities that were part of this study comprise 64% of the national population of Mexico, and 86% of its jobs. As a result, the research should offer vital insights into the relationship between urban form, transit, and travel behavior in Mexico, which in turn has implications for public policy in the country. 

Along with Guerra, the research is being conducted by Camilo Caudillo, Paavo Monkkonen, and Jorge Montejano.

As part of this project, Guerra participated in the MILENIO Foros’ symposium, Innovation in the Mobility of the City (Innovación en la movilidad de la ciudad), speaking particularly about the findings for Mexico City. He has also published the article “Urban Form, Transit Supply, and Travel Behavior in Latin America: Evidence from Mexico’s 100 Largest Urban Areas” in the journal Transport Policy (October 2018).

Students

Meiqing Li
Juan Benitez
 

Funders

 

Partners

Camilo Caudillo (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias de Información Geoespacial)
Paavo Monkkonen (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jorge Montejano (Centro de Investigación en Ciencias de Información Geoespacial)