Selected Research


Room to Grow: Estimating Housing Capacity in San Francisco

Amidst the Bay Area housing crisis, a common refrain is that San Francisco is simply "out of room" for more housing. The following parcel-level GIS analysis indicates that–as of 2014–San Francisco has room for approximately 39,800 new housing units on currently vacant land under existing zoning code.

Copenhagen Design: Blueprints in Bicycle Infrastructure

I spent my first year living in Copenhagen studying design, taking photographs, interviewing city officials and observing cyclist behavior in order to answer a simple question: How did Copenhagen achieve a majority bicycle mode share, and what can other cities do to follow its lead? The resulting report showcases and dissects a variety of design solutions that make cycling a joy in the Danish capital.