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Kevin J. Krizek

Kevin J. Krizek

Professor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder
Kevin J. Krizek is Professor of the Environmental Design Program at the University of Colorado-Boulder. He recently served as the visiting professor of “Cycling in Changing Urban Regions” at Radboud University in the Netherlands. Krizek was a 2013 fellow of the Leopold Leadership Program and was awarded a 2014 U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship focusing on sustainable travel. From 2006-2012, he chaired the Transportation Research Board's Committee on Telecommunications and Travel, is a former member of Land Development and Travel Behavior and Values, and currently serves on the Bicycle Transport committee. Krizek’s research and teaching interests focus on how cities are transforming themselves to advance transport needs for the next century, with cycling being an important part of such transformation.

His work has helped shape national policies on land use/transportation and advance local and regional planning efforts that further sustainable infrastructure (e.g., the Design for Health project—US American Planning Association’s National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice; Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program— product of US Federal Transportation Legislation; several NCHRP projects). His most recent co-authored book, The End of Traffic and the Future of Transport, provides a refreshing framework to think more broadly about transport, congestion, and accessibility. Krizek earned a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning and M.S.C.E. from the University of Washington in Seattle. His master’s degree in planning is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his undergraduate degree in engineering is from Northwestern University.

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