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Samuel Kling

Reclaiming the Right to the City

RESEARCH
Report by Coauthors

In this report edited by Ian Klaus and Samuel Kling, a diverse set of experts examine the question of rights in, and to, the city in a wide and exciting array of geographies and contexts.

Cityscape image collage
iStock
Global Cities

Are Urbanites Willing to Ditch Cars for More Sustainable Commutes?

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

A recent poll from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and The Harris Poll shows urban and suburban residents cities are looking to sustainable mobility to forestall a potential long-term shift to solo driving.

A person on a bike rides by a bus in the city.
Global Cities

The Right to the Shoreline: Race, Exclusion, and Public Beaches in Metropolitan Chicago

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

The growing role of federal and state money in combatting erosion and flooding at Chicago’s Lake Michigan shore offers an opportunity to mandate local governments make their beaches more open and equitable.

People play in the water at a public beach at Chicago's South Shore Cultural Center
Eric Allix Rogers
Global Cities

Vroom or Bust? Towards a Chicago E-Scooter Strategy in 2020 and Beyond

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

A review of national and international e-scooter and micromobility trends outlines Chicago's 2019 pilot program and makes policy recommendations to improve sustainability, mobility, and equitable access.

Man riding an e-scooter.
Erin Riddle
Global Cities

Mobility as a Service: Managing an Urban Revolution

RESEARCH
Policy Brief by Samuel Kling

The new paradigm of "mobility as a service" promises to change how people move, with local and global ramifications.

Scooter in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.
Tinou Bao
Global Cities

What are the Risks of AVs in Cities? History Offers Clues

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Samuel Kling

The implementation of automated vehicles (AVs) will reshape our cities in ways large and small, but much is unknown to make reliable predictions about AVs’ specific effects on cities.

A busy stretch of highway, Mexico City.
Carl Campbell
Global Cities