Joseph Kott

JoeKottJoseph Kott, Ph.D., AICP, PTP


Joseph Kott was a certified urban planner and transportation planner specializing in planning for sustainable transportation for livable communities. He held a B.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, master’s degrees in both transport planning and traffic engineering from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Ph.D. in transport planning from Curtin University in Perth, Australia.


Joe had over forty years experience in transport planning at the local, regional, and state geographic scales for public agencies as well as private consultancies. He was an adjunct faculty member within the Stanford Program on Urban Studies for over seven years and was also an adjunct faculty member at the Muskie School for Public Service at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Over his career, Joe authored or co-authored papers on a variety of topics, including urban transportation planning for sustainability, design and assessment of sustainable arterial streets, early deployment intelligent transportation systems planning, traffic calming, and the importance of transportation and traffic in assessment of community quality of life.