Yonah Freemark

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This site and all of its contents, including photographs and other images, are copyright Yonah Freemark, 2017. The website use

About Yonah

Yonah is a native of Durham, North Carolina and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Studies and Plann

Education, Teaching, Awards, Grants

Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA | 2016-Present PhD Candidate in Urban Studies, Department of Urba

Dissertation Project

Shaping Metropolitan Mobility: The Multi-Level, Multi-Jurisdictional Politics of Transportation Infrastructure Dissertation Co

Research and Publications

I study how local governments shape planning outcomes in the context of political conflict and multi-level governance systems.

Writing: Journalism & Op-Eds

I have worked as a journalist and op-ed contributor on hundreds of articles for more than a dozen outlets, including The New Y

Planning Experience

Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Chicago, Illinois Project Manager, January 2014-July 2016 (Previously employed as Associ

The Transport Politic

The Transport Politic was created in October 2008 and tracks the state of transit in the U.S. and around the world; I founded

Conference and Workshop Presentations

Academic Society for American City and Regional Planning History Annual Conference, October 2019, Arlington VA (upcoming) R


Below, find a selection of the design work I conducted as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Yale U