Catherine Ross

Brief Biography: 

Catherine Ross is an internationally recognized expert on transportation systems planning, urban planning and quality growth. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sector and directs Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) where she also serves as serves as Harry West Professor and Advance Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and past president of the National Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Ross has served on numerous National Academies committees including the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee, University Transportation Centers Program and on the board of directors of the ENOTransportation Foundation. She earned a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and completed post-doctorate work at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research for numerous governmental agencies, foundations and the private sector. In July 2009,  Ross was selected to advise the Obama Administration on the first-ever White House Office of Urban Affairs. She is the editor of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness (Island Press, 2009) and the co-author of The Inner City: Urban Poverty and Economic Development in the Next Century (1997).  Her most recent book "Health Impact Assessment in the United States" was published in 2014. Ross has conducted research on transportation and urban planning and how to make cities, neighborhoods and regions safer, healthier places for all to live. She is the author of numerous articles, books, research reports and media publications including the Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institute, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and speaks regularly to national and international forums.

Georgia Tech College of Architecture faculty profile: Catherine Ross

Last Name: 
Ross
Affinity Group / Department: 
Transportation Systems Engineering
Type: 
Faculty
Adjunct and Part-Time
Adjunct
Education: 
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
M.R.P., Regional Planning, Cornell University
B.A., History, Sociology, and Education Certification, Kent State University
First Name: 
Catherine
Photo: 
Job Title: 
Adjunct Professor
Research Interests: 
Transportation Planning/Impact Analysis
Transportation and Infrastructure
Land Use and Regional Governance
Healthy Places
Regional Planning
Urban Revitalization
Sustainable Development and Quality Growth
Phone: 
(404) 385-5130
Interdisciplinary Research Area(s): 
Smart Cities
Sustainable Communities