Welcome to Mobility, Urban Systems and Equity (MUSE) – Nebiyou Tilahun’s research group based in the Department of Urban Planning and Policy at University of Illinois Chicago. Our group is interested in travel behavior, accessibility, equity and the social and economic dimensions of place and urban transportation. Please see our recent activities below and use the tabs at the top to explore our work.
In the News
Propublica cites work by Stacey Sutton and Nebiyou Tilahun on Chicago’s automated speed and red light cameras: Chicago’s “Race-Neutral” Traffic Cameras Ticket Black and Latino Drivers the Most
Tilahun, N. (2022) Automated Speed Camera Enforcement: Notes on Its Acceptability and Empirical Findings on Effectiveness Based on Chicago’s Speed Cameras. Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Ermagun, Alireza, Maharjan, S. and N. Tilahun. (2022) Modal Access Gap Across Chicago. Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Yochai Eisenberg, Y., Hofstra, A., Tilahun, N., and J. Shanley (2022) Rideshare Use Among Adults with Disabilities: Patterns and Predictors Based on a Large Nationally Representative Survey. Presented at the 101st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.
Tilahun, N., Persky, J., Shin, J., & Zellner, M. (2021). Childhood Poverty, Extended Family and Adult Poverty. Journal of Poverty, 1-14.
Tilahun, N., Persky, J., Shin, J., & Zellner, M. (2021). Place Prosperity and the Intergenerational Transmission of Poverty. Review of Regional Studies, 51(2), 208-220.
Ermagun, A., & Tilahun, N. (2020). Equity of transit accessibility across Chicago. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 86, 102461.
Crain’s Chicago Business cites the Accessibility Explorer: Transit deserts limit job prospects
Cook County’s 2040 long range transportation plan, Connecting Cook County, uses data from the Accessibility Explorer in its discussion of Promoting Equal Access to Opportunities.
Chicago Region Metropolitan Accessibility Explorer
We released the Metropolitan Chicago Accessibility Explorer, an interactive web based platform to visualize transit, walking, bicycle, and automobile accessibility in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Seeing Cities through Big Data, consisting of selected peer-reviewed papers from the Big Data and Urban Informatics workshop, and co-edited with Vonu Thakuriah and Moira Zellner, is now available from Springer.
Big Data and Urban Informatics Conference
Along with colleagues, we organized the 2014 NSF sponsored Big Data and Urban Informatics Workshop. The proceedings from this workshop can be accessed here.
Urban Planning and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria St., Rm 236
Chicago, IL 60607
Email: ntilahun at uic.edu