P. Christopher Zegras

Christopher Zegras’ teaching and research interests include the inter-relations between transportation and the built and natural environments, transportation system finance and policy, and integrated system modeling. He has co-taught urban design and planning studios and Practica in Beijing, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, and Cartagena, Colombia. His journal articles have been published in Energy Policy, Journal of Urban Planning and Development, Transport Policy, Transportation Research Record, and Urban Studies; he has numerous book Chapters; and he co-edited the book, From Understanding to Action: Sustainable Urban Development in Medium-Sized Cities in Africa and Latin America. Current research projects include: Future Urban Mobility; Making the “Clean Energy City” in China; Travel Behavior of the Baby Boomers; and, Implementing Bus Rapid Transit: The Institutional Dimensions. Zegras has consulted widely, including for the International Energy Agency, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Canadian, German, US, and Peruvian Governments, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the United Nations Center for Regional Development. Zegras previously worked for the International Institute for Energy Conservation in Washington, DC and Santiago de Chile and for MIT’s Laboratory for Energy and the Environment. He currently serves as the MIT Lead for the MIT-Portugal Program Transportation Systems Focus Area, on the Faculty Advisory Council of the Transportation@MIT Initiative, and on the Transportation in Developing Countries Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council.