Joseph Kott is a certified urban planner and transportation planner specializing in planning for sustainable transportation for livable communities. He holds 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 has over thirty years experience in transport planning at the local, regional, and state geographic scales for public agencies as well as private consultancies. He has been an adjunct faculty member within the Stanford Program on Urban Studies for the past seven years and was also an adjunct faculty member at the Muskie School for Public Service at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Joe has 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.