Position Title

UC Davis: Institute of Transportation Studies


Dr. Susan Handy is a professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and the Director of the University Transportation Center at UC Davis.  Her research interests focus on the relationships between transportation and land use, both the impact of transportation investments on land development and the impact of land development patterns on travel behavior, and she has more than 50 publications on these topics.  She is internationally known for her research on the connection between neighborhood design and walking behavior and is widely respected in the field of transportation planning for her ability to link research to policy and practice.