Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
MPP, Harvard University
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Land use and development policies; public transportation services; travel patterns and residential choices of immigrants to the U.S.
Dan Chatman studies travel behavior and the built environment; residential and workplace location choice; “smart growth” and municipal fiscal decision making; and the connections between public transportation, immigration and the economic growth of cities. His research relies heavily on original data collection, including surveys, focus groups and interviews. Ongoing and recently completed research projects include studies addressing which U.S. transit systems succeed and why; the implications of immigration trends for sustainable development and economic growth; the relationship of transit investments to agglomeration economies in U.S. cities; the effect of dynamic parking pricing on occupancy and use of on-street parking in San Francisco; and the relationship between residential location, commuting, and happiness.
Before joining UC Berkeley’s Department of City and Regional Planning, Chatman was an assistant professor of urban planning and policy at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and director of the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University. His previous experience includes work as a planner and consultant in the Bay Area, and three years with the Peace Corps in Botswana.
Cochran, Abigail L. and Daniel G. Chatman. Use of app-based ridehailing services and conventional taxicabs by adults with disabilities. Travel Behaviour and Society, 2021, 24: 124-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2021.02.004.
Santana Palacios, Manuel, Abigail Cochran, Corwin Bell, Ulises Hernández Jiménez, Eleanor Leshner, Francisco Trejo Morales, and Daniel G. Chatman. Bus rapid transit arrives in Barranquilla, Colombia: Understanding a changing landscape through residents’ travel experiences. Travel Behaviour and Society, October 2020, 21: 131-139. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2214367X20301836.
Chatman, Daniel G., Ruoying Xu, Janice Park, and Anne Spevack. Does transit-oriented gentrification increase driving? Journal of Planning Education and Research, December 2019, 39 (4), 482-495. https://doi.org/10.1177/0739456X19872255.
Chatman, Daniel G., Andrea Broaddus, and Anne Spevack. Are movers irrational? On travel patterns, housing characteristics, social interactions, and happiness before and after a move. Travel Behaviour and Society, July 2019, 16: 262-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2018.11.004.
Chatman, Daniel G. and Michael K. Manville. Equity in congestion-priced parking: A study of SFpark, 2011 to 2013. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, July 2018, 52 (3): 239-266. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/lse/jtep/2018/00000052/00000003/art00006.
Jesus M. Barajas, Asha Weinstein Agrawal, and Daniel G. Chatman. Immigration, income, and public transit perceptions: Findings from an intercept survey. Journal of Public Transportation, July 2018, 21(2): 1-18. https://doi.org/10.5038/2375-0901.21.2.1.
Chatman, Daniel G, Robert B. Noland, and Nicholas Klein. Firm births, access to transit, and agglomeration in Portland, Oregon, and Dallas, Texas. Transportation Research Record, 2016, 2598: 1–10. http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2598-01.
Chatman, Daniel G. Estimating the effect of land use and transportation planning on travel patterns: Three problems in controlling for “residential self-selection.” Journal of Transport and Land Use, 2014, 7 (3) 47-56. http://dx.doi.org/10.5198/jtlu.v7i3.729.
Chatman, Daniel G. Does TOD need the T? On the importance of factors other than rail access. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2013, 79 (1): 17-31. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01944363.2013.791008.