Expertise DescriptionI have over 35 years experience with urban planning, specializing in transportation and its effects on neighborhoods. My expertise includes: Asian megacities and transit issues; city / land use / regional / transportation planning; environmental design; freeway removal projects; infrastructure decentralization; land value analysis of commercial / industrial / residential properties and proximity to heavy / light rail, bus-rapid transit, and commuter rail services; mixed-use development / transportation; research design; ridership forecasting; spatial modeling; transit-oriented development; and travel and suburbanization. I have more than 25 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Environmental justice suit: report and rebuttal report on transportation finance, regional planning, and social equity; Land-market impacts of light-rail services in San Diego; Estimation of land-value premium to high-density residential parcel near planned light rail station; Report on benefits of at-grade alignment.
My consulting services include: Professor in Regional Planning; Resident Advisor and Project Association, Harvard Institute for International Development, Urban Development Policy and Finance project; Prime Consultant on evaluation Rail + Property Program; technical assistance and training on transportation and land-use integration for Beijing long-range plan (Beijing Comprehensive Master Plan); subconsultant on economic and ridership benefits of light rail extension; analysis of jobs-housing balance issues and contribution of housing production to narrowing imbalances; strategic planning and design for the Independence Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project.
|Ph.D.||Urban Planning and Management||University of California||Los Angeles|
|Master of Science||Civil Engineering||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Mast of City Planning||Civil Engineering and City Planning||Georgia Institute of Technology|
|A.B.||Geography and Economics||University of North Carolina|
Awards & Affiliation
|Dale Prize of Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning|
|Article of the Year|
|Journal of the American Planning Association|
|Seventh Regional Science Dissertation Competition Award|
|American Planning Association Outstanding Scholarship Award|
|Fishbaugh Memorial Fellowship Award|
Urban Land Institute
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases