Yonah Freemark

Journalism

I have worked as a journalist and op-ed contributor on hundreds of articles for more than a dozen outlets, including The New York TimesCity Lab, and Planning. My work is primarily concerned with issues related to city planning, transportation, and housing. For my work, I conduct interviews, perform quantitative analysis of Census and related data, and generate maps through GIS. My clips are below.

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The New York Times

Streetsblog

I am currently the writer of the Getting Transit Right series, which is a year-long effort to catalogue best practices among transit systems in the U.S. through analytical and interview-based articles about a dozen cities. The series is funded by TransitCenter. Recent articles include the following:

I have also written the following articles for Streetsblog:


CNN

Planning

Grist

Dissent

Crain’s Chicago Business

Travel + Leisure

City Lab (formerly The Atlantic Cities)

Urban Land: The Magazine of the Urban Land Institute

Living Cities

American Planning Association

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Handshake

Freakonomics

Next City (formerly Next American City)

I was employed as the writer of the Grassroutes series throughout 2010, in which I traveled from city to city throughout the U.S. to understand what smaller cities were doing to improve their transportation systems from the ground-up.

In addition, I have written the following major pieces. The latter three were published as headline pieces in the magazine.


The Infrastructurist