Victor Pineda is Senior Research Fellow and visiting scholar at the Haas Institute of the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise lies in the areas of disability rights, urban planning and human rights.
Pineda is the President of World Enabled, a non-profit organization that promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) innovative research grant, a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the Tom Clausen Fellowship for Business and Policy, and the Paul G. Hearne Award.
He is also Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley.
Areas of Expertise: Disability rights, urban planning, human rights
Tracey Ross is the Associate Director of the All-In Cities Initiative at PolicyLink, an initiative that helps cities across the country adopt policies and practices to promote equitable growth. She also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries. Ross began her career as a Senate staffer, and has also been a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, where she focused on urban poverty and environmental justice. She has written for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and been featured on MSNBC and Al Jazeera English.
Areas of Expertise: Public policy involving growth, economic progress, racial economic inclusion, U.S.-Japanese relations
Anita Chandra is the director of the Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment program at the RAND Corporation. Her research focuses on long-term disaster recovery, community resilience, and urban planning. Chandra’s recent publications have focused on the private sector’s role in emergency preparedness and disaster response.
Chandra has been cited by a number of outlets, including NBC, PBS, and the Washington Post. Prior to her position as JIE director, she served as director of RAND’s Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department. She earned a Dr.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Director of the Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment program, RAND Corporation
Areas of Expertise: Community Resilience, Emergency Preparedness, Disaster Recovery, Urban Planning, Mental Health and Illness, Military Families, Childhood Development, Community-based Health Care
Robert Puentes is a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. He is also the President and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation- a non-partisan think tank that aims to improve transportation and promote policy innovation. Puentes is an expert on transportation and infrastructure, urban planning, and smart cities. He recently directed the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative that outlined the debate surrounding national transportation policy that led to policy briefs and Congressional testimony. Puentes currently serves on several boards and committees including New York State’s 2100 Infrastructure Commission. He can be heard explaining the problems surrounding America’s aging water systems in this interview on Weekend Edition Saturday, here.
Non Resident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Areas of Expertise: Transportation and Infrastructure, Urban Planning, Smart Cities, Metropolitan Growth Management, Suburban Issues
Zhan Guo is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Guo studies individuals’ travel behavior and explores innovative ways to influence that decision-making process to produce better social outcomes such as reduced congestion and carbon emissions. The (dis)connection between government regulations, market forces, and consumer preferences is the focus of his research. Guo has conducted empirical work on transfer behavior in Boston, metro map design in London, parking in New York, and pedestrian environments in Hong Kong. His work has been covered by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, The Economist, and others.
Guo received a B. Arch from Tianjin University, a MUD from Tsinghua University, China, and a MCP and a Ph.D in Urban Planning from MIT.
Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Transportation Policy at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Areas of Expertise: Transportation Policy and Behavior