Transportation Planning; Transportation and Land Use; Infrastructure Planning; Growth Management planning; International Development.
- Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
- M.C.P. and M.S. Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
- A.B. Geography and Economics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Robert Cervero works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems. He is Friesen Chair of Urban Studies as well as Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC), a multi-campus research center devoted to advancing economic competitiveness, sustainability and livability in the transportation sector. His current research focuses on the intersection of infrastructure, place-making, and economic development, integration of BRT and hybrid services, bikeway network performance, and sustainable transportation policies for the Global South.
Professor Cervero has and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on numerous transportation and urban planning projects worldwide. He is the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and is a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. In 2013, he was ranked among the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UMB’s Futures Cities. He chairs the International Association of Urban Environments and the National Advisory Board of the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Future of Urban Development Initiative of the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Board of Scientific Councelors, and the American Planning Association’s Emerging Issues Task Force. He was a contributing author to the recent IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment and UN-Habitat’s 2013 Global Report on Sustainable Mobility. Professor Cervero serves on the editorial boards of 8 academic journals, including Urban Studies and Journal of the American Planning Association, and is a faculty affiliate of a number of research units on the Berkeley campus.
- Courses Taught
- CY PLAN 114 Introduction to Transportation Planning
- CY PLAN 204A Planning Methods
- CY PLAN 204D Multivariate Analysis in Planning
- CY PLAN 213 Transportation and Land Use Planning
- CY PLAN C217 Transportation Policy and Planning
- CY PLAN 219 International Topics in Transportation
- CY PLAN 290 Doctoral Research Seminar
- CY PLAN 290 Transportation GIS
- Awards + Recognition
- Hsue-shen Tsien Gold Medal award, 2013, Beijing, China.
- Article of the Year, Journal of the American Planning Association, 2010 and 2003.
- Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, 2004
- Selected Publications
Transit-Oriented Development and the Urban Fabric, Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, B. Loo and C. Camtois, eds., Ashgate, Farnham Surrey UK, 2015, pp 75-92.
Urban reclamation and regeneration in Seoul, Republic of Korea, Low Carbon Cities: Transforming Urban Systems, S. Lehmann, ed., Routledge, London, 2015, pp. 224-234.
BRT TOD: Leveraging Transit-Oriented Development Through Bus Rapid Transit, Transport Policy, Vol. 36, 2014, pp. 127-138; with D. Dai.
Active Living Research: Creating and using evidence to support childhood obesity prevention. 2014. American Journal of Preventive Medicine , Vol. 46, No. 2, 2014, pp.195–207; with Sallis, J.F., Cutter, C.L., Lou, D., Spoon, C., Wilson, A.L., Ding, D., Ponkshe, P., Patrick, K., Schmid, T.L., Mignano, A., and Orleans, C.T.
Linking Urban Transport and Land Use in Developing Countries. Journal of Transport and Land Use, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013, pp. 7-24.
Bike-and-Ride: Build It and They Will Come. Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 16, No. 4, 2013, pp. 83-105; with B. Caldwell and J. Cuellar.
Traffic Impacts of Variable Pricing on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Transportation Research Record , No. 2278, 2012, pp. 145-152.
Cost of a Ride: The Effects of Densities on Fixed-Guideway Transit Ridership and Costs. Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2011, pp. 27-290; with E. Guerra.
Transforming Cities with Transit. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2013; with H. Suzuki and K. Iuchi.
Suburban Gridlock II. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2013.
Bus Rapid Transit: An Efficient and Competitive Mode of Public Transport. Brussels: ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association), 20th ACEA Scientific Advisory Group Report (http://www.acea.be/uploads/publications/20th_SAG_HR.pdf); also, IURD Working Paper 2013-01 (http://www.iurd.berkeley.edu/publications/wp/2013-01.pdf).