Professor Robert Cervero

Professor Robert Cervero
Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC)
 

Robert Cervero is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley and Director of the University of California Transportation Center (UCTC). Professor Cervero’s research examines the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems. Professor Cervero chairs the International Association of Urban Environments and serves on the Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum‘s Future of Urban Development Initiative and the American Planning Association’s Emerging Issues Task Force.   He was a contributing author to the recent IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment and UN-Habitat’s Global Report on Sustainable Mobility.  In 2013 he was ranked among the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UMB’s Futures Cities.  In a recent review of scholarly work by more than 900 urban planning professors in North America, he ranked number five in terms of Google Scholars citations and 2nd in terms of the H-Index factor. The June 2016 issue of Planning magazine called him “the world’s top expert on transit-oriented development” and credited him as the “pioneer” of the now-ubiquitous “D” variables for explaining travel behavior.