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Shima Hamidi

Shima Hamidi

Director, CTEDD
Assistant Professor of Planning

Planning and Landscape Architecture

Office: CAPPA 103D, E-mail:

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Shima Hamidi is Director for the Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) and Assistant Professor of Urban Planning. Hamidi is a transportation planner and a smart growth advocate and, for the past five years, has been working on several funded projects from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Transportation Research Board, National Institute of Transportation and Communities, American Association of Retired Persons, National Institute of Health, and Smart Growth America. Hamidi has published extensively in the areas of urban sprawl and smart growth, transportation, urban design, walkability, housing affordability, public health, upward mobility as well as urban form and its quality of life impacts.

Her work has appeared in top planning journals such as the Journal of American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Planning Literature, Landscape and Urban Planning, Health & Place, Journal of Urban Design, Environment and Planning B, Housing Policy Debate, Transportation Research Record, and Urban Studies. The results of her research were also presented in a national press release in partnership with Smart Growth America and have been cited in more than 100 national and regional newspapers and magazines such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and CNN Money.