Urban Planning Expert 17946 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I 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

Expert Witness

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.

Consulting Experience

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 ManagementUniversity of California Los Angeles
Master of ScienceCivil EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
Mast of City PlanningCivil Engineering and City PlanningGeorgia Institute of Technology
A.B.Geography and EconomicsUniversity of North Carolina

Licenses Certifications

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

Primary Affiliation

Urban Land Institute

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases