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About Me

I'm an urban planner, writer, and transportation researcher. Currently, I'm the director of research for TransitCenter, a foundation that makes cities more sustainable, just, and prosperous through better public transportation. I've worked on sustainable transportation since 2007.

My first book, Better Buses, Better Cities, was published in 2019 by Island Press, and I regularly write and speak about urban issues.


My email address is steven [dot] higashide [at]

For publicity requests related to Better Buses, Better Cities, please contact Jaime Jennings of Island Press: jjennings [at] 

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