Andrew Mondschein, PhD AICP, is an assistant professor of urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
I study transportation systems and travel behavior, seeking to foster equitable, sustainable accessibility in cities and regions. I address a rapidly changing terrain of transportation and information technologies, identifying means to assert social imperatives during a period of urban transformation. My research emphasizes the role of information and knowledge in fostering individual- and community-level capability and control over mobility. I teach a range of transportation courses, including “Introduction to Transportation Planning and Policy,” “Transportation and Land Use,” and “Transportation and the Environment,” as well as masters and PhD methods. I emphasizesbridging emerging methods with critical and instrumental thinking, and an ethical approach to urban planning.
My research appears in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Studies, Transportation, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, and the Journal of Transport Geography, as well as book chapters including the Routledge International Handbook of Walking and Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces: Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design. Research funding includes grants from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Haynes Foundation, and the UVA Center for Global Innovation and Inquiry. My research has been recognized in the Washington Post, NPR, and The Atlantic’s Citylab.
I am a faculty member in the UVA Center for Transportation Studies, serve as co-lead of the Technology focus of the UVA Next Cities Institute, and am a member of the Standing Committee on Social and Economic Factors in Transportation of the National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board. I also serve on the City of Charlottesville’s Placemaking and Community Engagement (PLACE) advisory board.