Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 301C
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626
Phone: (213) 740-3696
Ph. D. in Public Affairs
Transportation, travel behavior, urban growth patterns, regional science, urban economics
Dr. Boarnet is a renowned authority on urban economics, urban growth patterns, transportation, and regional science. He is an expert in transportation and land use, and has served on the National Research Council committee that authored “Driving and the Built Environment.”
He has published extensively in leading journals such as Regional Science and Urban Economics, Environment and Behavior, Urban Studies, Journal of Urban Economics, Journal of Planning Education and Research, National Tax Journal, and Journal of the American Planning Association. He is also co-author of Travel by Design: The Influence of Urban Form on Travel (Oxford University Press, 2001).
For twelve years, Dr. Boarnet co-edited the Journal of Regional Science, is an associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Planning Literature, Journal of Transport and Land Use, Transport Policy, and previously on Papers in Regional Science.
In recognition for lifetime scholarly achievement, Dr. Boarnet is fellow of both the Regional Science Association International and the Weimer School of the Homer Hoyt Institute for Real Estate. He serves as vice-president/president-elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (2017-2019).