Dr. Karen Trapenberg Frick is Assistant Director of the University of California Transportation Center. She also is a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning and teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in transportation policy and planning, and she is the academic lead for CED's [IN]CITY summer program in sustainable city planning. She holds a Ph.D. in city planning from UC Berkeley and a master's in planning from UCLA.
Dr. Frick is an expert on sustainable transport and community development policies and strategies as well as major transportation infrastructure projects. Her current research includes an evaluation of variable tolls on the Bay Bridge and an investigation of best practices and challenges related to transport innovations.
Prior to her University position, Dr. Frick was a transportation planner at the San Francisco Bay Area's Metropolitan Transportation Commission, where she worked on a wide range of activities including the agency's award-winning Transportation for Livable Communities program, congestion pricing, transport funding, and legislative analysis.
- Courses Taught
- CY PLAN C114 Introduction to Urban and Regional Transportation Planning
- CY PLAN 216/CIV ENG 290 Transportation Finance
- CY PLAN 217/CIV ENG 250 Transportation Planning and Policy
- CY PLAN 218/CY PLAN 250 Transportation and Land Use Studio
- CY PLAN 280 Research Design for the Ph.D.
- [IN]CITY Summer Program in Sustainable City Planning