by Alec Biehl and Amanda Stathopoulos, PhD
What are the components of a well-functioning society? This is a simple question with a tremendously intricate set of possible answers. Biehl and Stathopoulos explore the question by contemplating the elements that are ordinarily regarded as vital public goods—the provision of shelter and health services, formal education, and safe environments—and they ask the new question: where does and where should transportation fall on this priority list?
Art by Suzanne Hayes, UIC BVIS.
About the Authors
Amanda Stathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern and holds a PhD in transport economics from Trieste University.
Alec Biehl is a PhD student at Northwestern within the Transportation Systems and Analysis Program, with interests in decision-making processes and transport planning policy.