Ian Carlton, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, was one of three guests on the September 20, 2013, segment of Science Friday entitled: “Can Mass Transit Solve City Sprawl?”
The show looked into how major cities that were built for cars are turning to mass transit as a viable alternative. Carlton talked about stepping away from transit-oriented development and focusing on transit orientation more broadly, specifically in Los Angeles. The 30-minute segment also featured Yonah Freemark, an associate at the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago, and Stefanos Polyzoides, an architect at Moule & Polyzoides and founding member of Congress for the New Urbanism.
Carlton is a transit-oriented development (TOD) adviser at Ian Carlton Research & Consulting and has a diverse background in consulting work with city governments, including the City of Los Angeles and former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Transit-Oriented Development Cabinet, which published an 86-page strategy advocating for the development of transit corridors. Carlton is also a member of the Urban Land Institute's Transit-Oriented Development Product Council. His current research focuses on the relationship between transit-oriented real estate investment and transit project planning.
To listen to the show, visit http://www.sciencefriday.com/segment/09/20/2013/can-mass-transit-solve-city-sprawl.html.