Painter’s research primarily centers around transportation and technology, including public transit, transportation network companies (TNCs), and transportation planning. During her graduate studies, Painter attended school abroad, framing her perspective on urban transportation issues. At home, she conducted research on local light-rail systems and the urban policy process of TNC policy. More recently, Painter also focuses on urban policy improvements through comparing policy and policy process of cities within and outside the United States. Most of her focus has been on mobility within urban transportation systems.
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Demonstrates that source cues (such as prominent politicians or interest groups) can move public support for some policies, however, most of the research on source cues in the United States tests the impact of national leaders or parties as cues. Argues that hypotheses about source cues should be tested in other settings, such as local politics.
A deficit of sustainable options for transit and growing demand for urban life, construct vulnerability for Dhaka in two ways: (1) those in poverty remain in poverty for generations without access to basic needs, and (2) as persons using transportation increases, so do pollutants – changing environments in least developed urban areas
Hypothesizes that more mass-transit access will decrease the number of pollutants a city produces from transportation. I find that more access to public transportation is a better indicator of no change in pollution emissions, rather than any change.
Demand for luxury items seems to come from the rise in purchasing power of the average citizen on a global scale due to a number of developmental factors, especially for women. Results in this analysis show increases in beer consumption alongside an increase in gender equality in 2011. For 2014, the opposite occurs. I conclude the reasoning for the dramatic change is due either to growing health concerns or demand to purchase locally.