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
Location: New York, NY
Heard on American Public Media’s Marketplace: The Tricky Practice of Pricing Parking
Added May 2015