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Dr. Randall Crane's Presentation on "Travel, Land Use, and Smart Growth: What Don't We Know"

The Caltrans Division of Research and Innovation is hosting monthly videoconferences on various topics. The presentations are designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange information and transfer knowledge.

Dr. Randall Crane
Dr. Randall Crane
UCLA Professor of Urban Planning and Associate Director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies

Dr. Randall Crane was the featured speaker at the department's September 2004 Research Connection video conference.

Dr. Randall Crane studies applied transportation, environmental, and urban development problems. His most recent book is, “Travel by Design: The Influence of Urban Form on Travel,” Oxford University Press, coauthored with Marlon Boarnet. Current research projects focus on the determinants of travel behavior, the costs and benefits of sprawl, housing markets, and environmental governance initiatives such as “smart growth.” He also serves on a National Academy of Sciences committee studying the linkages among the built environment, travel, and public health.

At UCLA, Crane is professor of urban planning and associate director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. Abroad, he has consulted for the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development, the National Democratic Institute, the U.S. State Department and the National Research Council, as well as the governments of Guyana, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen. Crane’s Ph.D. is from M.I.T.

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