Biography

Brian D. Taylor, PhD, FAICP is a Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy in the Luskin School of Public Affairs and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA.  He teaches courses on transportation, land use, and urban form; public transit and shared mobility; and transportation economics, finance, and policy.  Professor Taylor studies travel behavior and transportation equity, finance, history, and politics.  His recent research examines falling public transit ridership, public sector responses to new transportation technologies, the socio-economic dimensions of travel behavior, the equity of increased local option sales taxes for transportation, the economic effects of traffic congestion, and the transportation policy and equity implications of the SARS-Cov-2 global pandemic.

Education

  • PhD

    Urban Planning Ph.D.

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • MCP

    City and Regional Planning M.C.P.

    University of California, Berkeley

  • MS

    Civil Engineering M.S.

    University of California, Berkeley

  • BA

    Geography B.A.

    University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Positions

  • Present2017

    Professor

    Departments of Urban Planning and Public Policy, UCLA

  • 20172009

    Professor

    Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

  • 20062005

    Visiting Scholar

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • 20072000

    Associate Professor

    Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

  • 20001994

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

  • 19941992

    Assistant Professor

    Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Administrative Positions

  • Present2001

    Director

    Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA

  • Present2017

    Associate Director

    Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center, USC

  • 20202019

    Chair

    University of California Institutes of Transportation Studies Council of Directors

  • 20182011

    Director

    Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA

  • 20172013

    Associate Director

    UC Center on Economic Competitiveness and Transportation, UC Berkeley

  • 20112008

    Chair

    Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

  • 20152008

    Associate Director

    University of California Transportation Center, UC Berkeley

  • 20112007

    Associate Director

    Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, UCLA

  • 20052002

    Vice Chair

    Department of Urban Planning, UCLA

  • 20011997

    Associate Director

    Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA

Honors, Fellowships, and Awards