Robert Cervero

Job title: 
Professor Emeritus
City and Regional Planning

Robert Cervero works in the area of sustainable transportation policy and planning, focusing on the nexus between urban transportation and land-use systems.  Professor Cervero has and continues to serve as an advisor and consultant on numerous transportation and urban planning projects worldwide. His most recent book, Beyond Mobility, co-authored with Erick Guerra and Stefan Als, won the 2019 National Urban Design Best Book Award. He is the first-ever recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and is a two-time recipient of the Article of the Year Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association.  In 2013, he was ranked among the top 100 City Innovators Worldwide by UMB’s Futures Cities and in 2016, he was recognized by Planning magazine as one of "Five Academic Planners You Should Know" based on the second highest Google Scholar h-index for citations among 997 urban planning academics in the U.S. and Canada.  Professor Cervero was a contributing author to the 2014 IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change) Fifth Assessment Report and was lead author on UN-Habitat’s 2013 Global Report on Sustainable Mobility. Professor Cervero continues to serve on the editorial boards of academic journals, including Urban Studies, Transport Policy, and Journal of the American Planning Association


Best Book Award, Beyond Mobility, National Urban Design Awards, 2019Top Paper Prize (2016-2019), Transport Policy, Just a Better Taxi? A survey-based comparison of taxis, transit, and ridesourcing services in San Francisco.Hsue-shen Tsien Gold Medal award, 2013, Beijing, China.Article of the Year, Journal of the American Planning Association, 2010 and 2003.Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, 2004

Research interests: 

Transportation Planning; Transportation and Land Use; Infrastructure Planning; Growth Management planning; International Development.