Arlie Adkins Presents Research on Walkability Metrics at Urban Affairs Association Annual Meeting in Miami
Assistant Professor of Planning Arlie Adkins is presenting research this week at the Urban Affairs Association annual conference in Miami, Florida. His paper with co-author Carrie Makarewicz (University of Colorado-Denver) investigates whether standards of walkability used by planners account for differences in perceptions and experiences by income level. The paper uses two data sets from surveys and interviews with over 400 people in seven U.S. cities to show that walkability metrics such as Walk Score are more closely associated with perceived behavioral control, perceived walkability, and walking for higher-income than for lower-income households. The presentation is part of a pre-organized conference session on social equity considerations of planning for active transportation.