Research: Transportation, Land Use, Urban Geography, Urban Politics
Jason Henderson is Professor in Geography & Environment at SF State and author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco. Through a detailed case study of San Francisco, Street Fight considers the ideologically-charged politics of street space, freeway removal, bicycle advocacy, parking policy and transit finance. Both inspirational and cautionary, in Street Fight Henderson argues that ideology must be understood as part of the struggle for sustainable cities.
Henderson's research examines how culture, economics, and politics shape urban transportation policy and the geography of cities. He is currently studying bicycle politics and transit debates in San Francisco. Future work includes comparative bicycle politics in cities, a social, political and environmental history of San Francisco's MUNI and a book on New Orleans, climate change, and the petroleum industry. He has published articles in International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Antipode, Urban Geography, the Journal of Transport Geography and has authored several book chapters. He also writes a regular column for the SF Bay Guardian titled “Street Fight.”
Henderson teaches “Bicycle Geographies,” a new course that considers how to increase bicycling to SF State University. He also teaches urban transportation, land use planning, and a seminar in transportation, land use and the environment.