Richard Willson is a professor and chair in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He served as chair from 1994 to 2000, 2004 to 2008, and 2012 to present. He also served as Interim Dean of the College of Environmental Design (2002/03). Dr. Willson's research in transportation planning addresses parking policy, climate change mitigation, land/use transportation relationships, travel demand management, and transit-oriented development. His planning theory research addresses the implications of communicative action theory for transportation planning, educational assessment, and leadership. He is the author of Parking Reform Made Easy (2013) and Parking Management for Smart Growth (2015). His research has also appeared in the Journal of Planning Education and Research, the Journal of the American Planning Association, Transportation, Transportation Quarterly, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Transportation Research A and other journals. Dr. Willson also consults with regional and local transportation agencies, such as the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, and developers of urban infill projects. Dr. Willson holds a Ph.D. in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, a Masters of Planning from the University of Southern California, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.




Department of Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona