Rachel Weinberger: PlaNYC: Urban Transportation Policy for the 21st Century

Rachel Weinberger, is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include transportation and land-use interactions and sustainable urban transportation. Her work is particularly focused on how transportation infrastructure supply affects individual travel behavior. Recognizing counterintuitive effects of transportation policy over the last 100 years, she is most interested in game-changing strategies for transportation going forward; she thinks that the best transportation system will be the one focused more on accessibility and less on mobility. In addition to a doctorate in city and regional planning, Weinberger holds a master degree in civil engineering, both from the University of California–Berkeley. She also holds a master of urban planning from Hunter College of the City University of New York.