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Erick Guerra

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Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

About

Erick Guerra, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning at University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in transportation planning and quantitative planning methods. He has published recent articles on suburban transit investments in Mexico City, self-reported happiness and travel behavior, the relationship between land use and car-ownership and driving rates, and the role of land use in promoting high ridership and cost-effective transit service. His current work focuses on land use and transportation in Mexico City and Indonesia, public transport policy, land use and traffic safety, and contemporary planning for self-driving vehicles. As a practicing researcher and consultant, Erick has worked on a diverse range of planning-related topics, including housing investment and financial remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa; informal transportation in medium-sized Indonesian cities; and cross-border planning on the Island of Ireland. Erick holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley, a Master’s in Urban Planning from Harvard University, and a BA in Fine Arts and French from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon from 2002 to 2004.

 

Selected Publications

Guerra, Erick (2015). Planning for Cars that Drive Themselves. Journal of Planning Education and Research, doi: 10.1177/0739456X15613591.

Morris, Eric and Erick Guerra (2015). Are we there yet? Trip duration and mood during travel. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 33, pp. 38–47.

Guerra, Erick (2015). Has Mexico City’s Shift to Commercially Produced Housing Increased Car Ownership and Car Use? Journal of Transport and Land Use 8 (2), pp. 171–89.

Guerra, Erick (2015). The Geography of Car Ownership in Mexico City: A Joint Model of Households’ Residential Location and Car Ownership Decisions. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 43 (1), pp. 171–80.

Guerra, Erick (2014). The Built Environment and Car Use in Mexico City: Is the Relationship Changing over Time? Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 34 (4), pp. 394-408.

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Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

About

Erick Guerra, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in City and Regional Planning at University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses in transportation planning and quantitative planning methods. He has published recent articles on suburban transit investments in Mexico City, self-reported happiness and travel behavior, the relationship between land use and car-ownership and driving rates, and the role of land use in promoting high ridership and cost-effective transit service. His current work focuses on land use and transportation in Mexico City and Indonesia, public transport policy, land use and traffic safety, and contemporary planning for self-driving vehicles. As a practicing researcher and consultant, Erick has worked on a diverse range of planning-related topics, including housing investment and financial remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa; informal transportation in medium-sized Indonesian cities; and cross-border planning on the Island of Ireland. Erick holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley, a Master’s in Urban Planning from Harvard University, and a BA in Fine Arts and French from the University of Pennsylvania. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon from 2002 to 2004.

 

Selected Publications

Guerra, Erick (2015). Planning for Cars that Drive Themselves. Journal of Planning Education and Research, doi: 10.1177/0739456X15613591.

Morris, Eric and Erick Guerra (2015). Are we there yet? Trip duration and mood during travel. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour 33, pp. 38–47.

Guerra, Erick (2015). Has Mexico City’s Shift to Commercially Produced Housing Increased Car Ownership and Car Use? Journal of Transport and Land Use 8 (2), pp. 171–89.

Guerra, Erick (2015). The Geography of Car Ownership in Mexico City: A Joint Model of Households’ Residential Location and Car Ownership Decisions. Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 43 (1), pp. 171–80.

Guerra, Erick (2014). The Built Environment and Car Use in Mexico City: Is the Relationship Changing over Time? Journal of Planning Education and Research, Vol. 34 (4), pp. 394-408.

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