Author Archives: Clemens A. Pilgram

Do Keywords in Academic Journals even matter?

(Lightly edited from an assignment in Professor Lisa Schweitzer’s Planning Theory class, with full intention of further pursuing this question at some point) Articles in academic journals often include a series of keywords, meant to help the reader get a … Continue reading

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Observing LA Metro’s transit ridership: A mini ethnography

In fulfillment of an ethnography assignment for Professor Tridib Banerjee’s excellent class on research design last September, I observed riders entering and exiting the La Cienega/Jefferson Station on METRO’s Expo Line light rail. I did this both on a Sunday … Continue reading

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Five Day Transalp: Munich to Venice via Brenner

This summer, I finally did it: With a friend, I completed my first ride across the Alps, from Munich to Venice. Note: The Brenner Pass is one of many possible crossings, and I am fairly certain that others are more … Continue reading

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