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About Me


I'm an urban planner, writer, and transportation researcher. Currently, I direct the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, fighting for a transportation system that protects the climate and public health while enabling everyone to affordably access their needs. I've worked on sustainable transportation since 2007.

My first book, Better Buses, Better Cities, was published in 2019 by Island Press. I also wrote the conclusion to 2023's Justice and the Interstates. 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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