Just like a four-year old TV show with nearly 100 episodes, this blog is now being syndicated to Amazon for my “Plog” (a blogging service for authors to reach people who have (or might) purchase their books). This link shows the Plog previously (which required a manual update, and hence was largely ignored) David Levinson “David M. Levinson”‘s Amazon Blog
Now, fresh content should immediately show up on the Amazon pages.

Vanderbilt’s Traffic

Tom Vanderbilt’s Blog mentioned our recent I-35W study … How We Drive, the Blog of Tom Vanderbilt’s Traffic � Blog Archive � 50,000 Missing Trips
He was just in town, promoting his book (which I have yet to receive or read) and on MPR recently, links below:
MPR: Driver’s education (link to interview)
MPR: News Cut: Live-blogging Midmorning: What traffic says about us

Traffic Quiz

From NYT The TierneyLab Traffic Quiz promoting Tom Vanderbilt’s new book (I need to get his agent).
TierneyLab Traffic Quiz

Book Position

From the Blog Marginal Revolution: How many books should be facing out?
An interesting question, how should a bookstore optimally display information and provide a large inventory in a finite space, there is a trade-off between usability (and thus sales and profit ) and inventory (and thus sales and profit).
(Hence the invention and success of Amazon.)

Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport

Planning for Place and Plexus: Metropolitan Land Use and Transport by David Levinson and Kevin Krizek is now out and available for pre-order. I received my copies today and am quite pleased with how it came out.
Growing out of a course we taught on transportation and land use (PA8202/CE8202: Networks and Places), the book took many years, and I need to think my co-author Kevin Krizek, the publisher Routledge, and their staff and contractors, notably Katy Low, Ben Woolhead, Andrew Craddock, Victoria Johnson, Eleanor Rivers, Jane Wilde, Kate McDevitt, David McBride, our artist Doug Benson, and CTS’s Peter Park Nelson for making this real. My mailbox storing correspondence I have received on the book (excluding what I sent) numbers 723 messages since July 2002. I don’t even want to think about how difficult this must have been without email.
The blurb on the book brochure says:
Planning for Place and Plexus provides a fresh and unique perspective
on metropolitan land use and transport networks, challenging current
planning strategies and offering frameworks to understand and evalu-
ate policy.
The book suggests actions for the future urban growth of metropolitan
areas and includes current and cutting edge theory, findings, and rec-
ommendations which are cleverly illustrated throughout using interna-
tional examples. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers,
practitioners, and policy advisors working across transport, land use,
and planning.
‘A lively, engaging book…which uses neoclassical economic principles…in a
digestible format. The authors go so far as to draw from the film “Thelma and
Louise” to show how game theory can be applied in predicting whether some-
one will drive or take public transit. This provocative, highly relevant book de-
serves to be on the bookshelf of everyone concerned with urban planning and
— Robert Cervero, Professor and Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley

Access to Destinations … the Book

David Levinson and Kevin Krizek are pleased to announce the publication of their edited volume Access to Destinations

Access to Destinations

For sale at Amazon and
Barnes and Noble

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Book Review of Financing Transportation Networks

Financing Transportation Networks

Financing Transportation Networks

A review of my book Financing Transportation Networks, published by Edward Elgar (May 2002)recently appeared in the Journal Annals of Regional Science

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Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Intelligent Transportation Systems

Assessing the Benefits and Costs of ITS

David Gillen and David M. Levinson are pleased to announce the publication of Assessing the Benefits and Costs of Intelligent Transportation Systems

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