Assistant Professor of Community & Regional Planning
Brief Vitae Download Curriculum Vitae
PhD in Design and Planning, University of Colorado Denver
MUEP in Urban and Environmental Planning, Arizona State University
BA in English, Arizona State University
Dan Piatkowski is an Assistant Professor of Community and Regional Planning at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Dan received his PhD in Design and Planning from the University of Colorado Denver, where he was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF-IGERT) in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure and a member of the Active Communities Transportation Research Group. He also holds a Master's of Urban and Environmental Planning and a Bachelor's in English (both from Arizona State University).
Areas of Interest:
Dan’s research centers on how land use and transportation planning can foster equitable and sustainable communities. Dan is particularly interested in the ways in which planning for walking and bicycling as viable modes of transportation can transform communities. Recent work includes: the interaction between "carrots and sticks" in travel behavior decisions, social media tools and equitable community engagement and the phenomenon of "scofflaw bicycling" - why bicyclists break the rules of the road. Dan's research has been featured on National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Atlantic and CityLab's "Future of Transportation" series.
Recent publications include “Walking and Cycling’s Role in Addressing Climate Change: Accounting for the substitution effect” with Kevin Krizek and Susan Handy (Travel Behaviour and Society) and “Community Design, Street Networks, and Public Health” with Wesley Marshall (lead) and Norman Garrick (Journal of Transport and Health). He also is a co-author of a book chapter on social equity and bicycling (with Karel Martens (lead), Kevin Krizek and Kara Luckey) in the book “Bicycle Justice and Urban Transformation: Biking for All?” (Forthcoming by Routledge).