Publications

I conduct research that is policy-relevant and actionable and write for diverse audiences.


Neighborhood and School Change

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND THE CONTESTED UNMAKING OF PHILADELPHIA'S NEIGHBORHOODS ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2018) Journal of Planning Education and Research - online first 

NEWS MEDIA'S DEMOCRATIC FUNCTIONS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION: AN ANALYSIS OF NEWSPAPER FRAMINGS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSURES ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2018) Urban Education - online first 

GENTRIFICATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT ↗︎

Miriam Zuk, Ariel H. Bierbaum, Karen Chapple, Karolina Gorska, and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris (2018) Journal of Planning Literature, 33(1): 31-44

GENTRIFICATION, DISPLACEMENT, AND THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW ↗︎

Miriam Zuk, Ariel H. Bierbaum, Karen Chapple, Karolina Gorska, Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Paul Ong, and T. Thomas (2015) Working Paper 2015-05 from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Community Development Investment Center 

MORE THAN JUST DOLLARS AND CENTS: THE COMPLEX VALUE OF SCHOOLS TO NEIGHBORHOODS ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2015) Community Design Collaborative Blog

PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSURES: LOSS AND OPPORTUNITY ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2015) Rooflines: The Shelterforce Blog

THE MECHANICS OF CITY-SCHOOL INITIATIVES: TRANSFORMING NEIGHBORHOODS OF DISTRESS AND DESPAIR INTO NEIGHBORHOODS OF CHOICE AND PROMISE ↗︎

Deborah L. McKoy, Ariel H. Bierbaum, and Jeffrey M. Vincent (2009) White paper prepared for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Choice Neighborhoods Program

SMART SCHOOLS, SMART GROWTH: INVESTING IN EDUCATION FACILITIES AND STRONG COMMUNITIES ↗︎

Bruce Fuller, Deborah L. McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Ariel H. Bierbaum (2009) Working paper prepared jointly by the Center for Cities & Schools and Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE)


Transportation and Educational Equity

LINKING TRANSPORTATION AND EDUCATION EQUITY IN THE CONTEXT OF SCHOOL CHOICE

Ariel H. Bierbaum, Alex Karner, and Jesus M. Barajas (2019) White paper presented at Research Roundtable: Exploring the Intersections between Transportation Justice and Student Travel, Washington, D.C.

RESEARCH ROUNDTABLE SUMMARY: EXPLORING THE INTERSECTION OF TRANSPORTATION JUSTICE AND STUDENT TRAVEL ↗︎ (pdf)

Ariel H. Bierbaum, Tabia Gamble, Alex Karner, and Jesus M. Barajas (2019) Roundtable held in Washington, D.C., January 12, 2019.

POLICY BRIEF ON WASHINGTON, DC MAYOR BOWSER'S PROPOSED CHARTER SCHOOL WALKABILITY PREFERENCE ↗︎ (pdf)

Contributing author and editor (2017) Published by American University School of Public Affairs Metropolitan Policy Center

PUTTING SCHOOLS ON THE MAP: LINKING TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT, HOUSEHOLDS WITH CHILDREN, and SCHOOLS  ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum and Jeffrey M. Vincent (2013) The Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, No. 2357: 77-85

FAMILIES AND TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT: CREATING COMPLETE COMMUNITIES FOR ALL  ↗︎

Jeffrey M. Vincent, Ariel H. Bierbaum, Deborah L. McKoy, Michael P. Rhodes, Sam Zimbabwe, Kelley Britt, and Elizabeth Wampler (2012) Transit-Oriented Development Best Practice Guidebooks, 1(205), 1-28

LINKING TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT, FAMILIES, AND SCHOOLS ↗︎ (pdf)

Ariel H. Bierbaum, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Deborah L. McKoy (2010) Community Investments: Journal of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, 22(2): 18-21. 


Access to Opportunity

SMART CITIES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES: USING TECHNOLOGY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF WEST BALTIMORE RESIDENTS ↗︎ (pdf)

Willow Lung-Amam, Ariel H. Bierbaum, Sheri Parks, Lauren Stamm, Gail Sunderman, and Gerrit-Jan Knaap (2018) Report produced in collaboration with the Upton Planning Committee, Mount Royal Community Development Corporation, and Druid Heights Community Development Corporation, Baltimore City Office of Information and Technology, and Morgan State University. Funded by the National Science Foundation Smart and Connected Communities Program (SCC-1737495). 

OPPORTUNITY-RICH SCHOOLS AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: SEVEN STEPS TO ALIGN HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION WITH INNOVATIONS IN CITY AND METROPOLITAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ↗︎

Deborah L. McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Ariel H. Bierbaum (2011) White paper for the What Works Collaborative and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY: ALIGNING HIGH-QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES PLANNING IN THE BAY AREA ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Deborah L. McKoy (2011) White paper for the Association of Bay Area Governments FOCUS Initiative

TRAJECTORIES OF OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR: BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND PLACEMAKING STRATEGIES FOR CREATING EQUITABLE, HEALTHY, AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES ↗︎

Deborah L. McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent, and Ariel H. Bierbaum (2010) In Changing Places: How Communities Will Improve the Health of Boys of Color (edited by Christopher Edley, Jr. and Jorge Ruiz de Velasco)

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE FOR LEARNING: A REPLICABLE MODEL OF SERVICE-LEARNING AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ↗︎ (pdf)

Deborah L. McKoy, David Stern, and Ariel H. Bierbaum (2010) Social Studies Review, 49(1): 82-85

Y-PLAN: TEACHES THE YOUTH WHY AND HOW TO PLAN  ↗︎ (pdf)

Ariel H. Bierbaum and Deborah L. McKoy (2007) Race, Poverty & the Environment, Fall


Methods and Pedagogy

MAKING SENSE OF THE CITY NEEDS TO COME FROM OUR ACTUAL SENSES ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2018) MIT CoLab Radio Blog

QUALITATIVE SPACES: INTEGRATING SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR A MIXED METHODS APPROACH ↗︎

Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana and Ariel H. Bierbaum (2015) International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 14(2): 92-103

USING STUDIO PEDAGOGY TO HELP STUDENTS SEE ↗︎

Ariel H. Bierbaum (2014) Pedagogy Unbound Blog

WHAT IS THE COLOR OF PLANNING AND DESIGN? ↗︎ 

Ariel H. Bierbaum and H. Fernando Burga (2013) The Urban Fringe: A Practitioners Blog from the Berkeley Planning Journal