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. Professor Cervero has and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on numerous transportation and urban planning projects worldwide. His most recent book, Beyond Mobility, co-authored with Erick Guerra and Stefan Als, won the 2019 National Urban Design Best Book Award. 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 and in 2016, he was recognized by Planning magazine as one of "Five Academic Planners You Should Know" based on the second highest Google Scholar h-index for citations among 997 urban planning academics in the U.S. and Canada. Professor Cervero was a contributing author to the 2014 IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment Report and was lead author on UN-Habitat’s 2013 Global Report on Sustainable Mobility. Professor Cervero continues to serve on the editorial boards of academic journals, including Urban Studies, Transport Policy, and Journal of the American Planning Association.
- Courses Taught
CSTS UH 1054J Green Mobility and Cities (NYU-Abu Dhabi)
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
- Best Book Award, Beyond Mobility, National Urban Design Awards, 2019
- Top Paper Prize (2016-2019), Transport Policy, Just a Better Taxi? A survey-based comparison of taxis, transit, and ridesourcing services in San Francisco.
- 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
Beyond Mobility: Planning Cities for People and Places. Washington DC: Island Press, 2017; with E. Guerra and S. Als. https://its.berkeley.edu/node/13108
Transforming Cities with Transit. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, 2013; with H. Suzuki and K. Iuchi. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/947211468162273111/Main-report
Suburban Gridlock II. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2013. https://www.amazon.com/Suburban-Gridlock-Robert-Cervero-ebook/dp/B075CNJF5F
Network Design, Built and Natural Environments, and Bicycle Commuting: Evidence from British Cities and Towns. Transport Policy , Vol. 74, 2019, pp. 153-164; with S. Denman and Y. Jin.
Mobility Niches: Jitneys to Robo-Taxis. Journal of the American Planning Association, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2017, pp. 404-412.
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.
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).