Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning


Rodríguez received his Ph.D. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2000. He also directs the Center for Sustainable Community Design (ie.unc.edu/cscd) at UNC. His research focuses on the connection between transportation systems and land development and on understanding the relationship between the urban environment and behavior. His work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and the NC Department of Transportation among others. He is the author of more than 40-peer reviewed publications in the transportation area and co-author of Urban Land Use Planning (University of Illinois Press). Dr. Rodríguez is currently appointed to two standing committees of the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board. He has worked internationally for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. In his capacity as an expert in transportation systems and their interaction with elements of the urban environment, Dr. Rodriguez serves in the editorial board of prestigious journals like the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Sustainable Mobility, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Journal of Architectural Planning and Research and Landscape & Urban Planning.

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