Swanstrom's research focuses on urban politics and public policy, with a special focus on the ways residential living patterns shape lives and participation in politics. Overarching themes of his work includes community development and equitable urban and neighborhood planning.
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Examines the major trends and problems shaping our cities and suburbs, explores a range of policy solutions to address them, and looks closely at the potential political coalitions needed to put the country's urban crises back on the national agenda.
Public Policy Research Center, August 31, 2010.
Finds that spending on transit generates more jobs than spending on highways. A report for the Transportation Equity Network, a national coalition that advocates for transportation policies serving the disadvantaged.