Anne Brown, School of Planning, Public Policy and Management

Anne Brown

Assistant Professor, Community and Regional Planning
Practice Areas: Equity, Transportation, Innovative Mobility, Travel Behavior, Finance

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Anne Brown is an academic expert in equity, transportation, innovative mobility, travel behavior and finance. Her research examines the intersection of equity, shared and innovative mobility, travel behavior, and transportation finance. Anne has published on a range of transportation equity topics including discrimination in new mobility, the planning implications of ride-hailing, transit fare equity, and the policy implications of being car-free versus car-less.  

Recent Media:
Study: Cash payments remain a key part of equitable transit (Around the O, Sept. 30, 2022)
New tools can operationalize equity in 239 e-scooter and bike share programs across the US (Pedfire, Aug. 12, 2022)
Can Uber help save public transit? (Bloomberg CityLab, Jan. 26, 2021)
Study: Uber and Lyft likely aren’t being used much to address Chicago transit deserts (StreetsBlog Chicago, Nov. 23, 2020)
Curbside pickup is a lifeline for eateries. How long can it last? (The Pew Charitable Trusts, Aug. 21, 2020)
Study explores micromobility, improper parking in 5 cities (Cornell Chronicle, March 4, 2020)
Uber’s new policies could encourage discrimination some advocates fear (San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 15, 2020)
Los Angeles rethinks taxis as Uber and Lyft dominate the streets. (The New York Times, Jan. 12, 2020)
What new research shows about ride-hail racism (CityLab, Nov. 22, 2019)
Garages – the new affordable houses? (BBC, June 16, 2019)
Could garages in Toronto be converted into rental housing? California has the answer (Toronto Star, July 16, 2019)
Audit Finds That Los Angeles Taxi Drivers Discriminate Against Black Riders. (Next City, Aug. 14, 2018)
The good and bad of ride-sharing when it comes to race (Wired, July 11, 2018)
Lyft and Uber serve low-income communities better than taxis, says study (Curbed, July 2, 2018)
Ride-hailing apps may benefit poor and minority communities the most, study suggests (Fortune, June 30, 2018)
Lyft is reaching L.A. neighborhoods where taxis wouldn’t (CityLab, June 29, 2018) 
Blacks face longer wait times on Uber, Lyft than other races – worse for taxis, study says (USA Today, June 28, 2018)
Black passengers in LA 75 percent more likely to have their taxi ride cancelled and face lengthier wait times with Lyft and Uber than whites, claims UCLA (Daily Mail UK, June 27, 2018)