Anne Brown is an assistant professor in the School of Planning, Public Policy, Management at the University of Oregon. Her research examines the intersection of equity, shared mobility, and travel behavior.

Spreading the Gospel of Induced Demand

By Nicholas J. Klein, Kelcie Ralph, Calvin Thigpen, Anne Brown | June 1, 2022

Traffic on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles, after an expansion project

Part of the problem is that the public largely misunderstands induced demand. Given this misunderstanding, transportation planners, engineers, and other practitioners must become evangelical about induced demand.

The Equalizer: Could Ride-Hailing Extend Equitable Car Access?

By Anne Brown | November 21, 2019

Ride-hail services like Uber and Lyft upend the historic link between car access and ownership by connecting riders to drivers through smartphones. The meteoric rise of these services has captivated i …

Converting Garages for Cars into Housing for People

By Anne Brown, Vinit Mukhija, Donald Shoup | November 14, 2019

The United States has a large supply of residential garages that could be converted into affordable apartments. Unfortunately, off-street parking requirements prohibit converting most of these garages …

Are ride-hail fees fair?

By Anne Brown | April 22, 2019

A tax on ride-hailing to reduce congestion may appear logical at first glance. But will it actually work — and is it fair?

What can we learn from ridehail data?

By Anne Brown | August 6, 2018

Despite intense interest in the impact of ridehailing on the broader transportation landscape, companies have not shared their user data publicly. A first look at Lyft reveals key insights.