Brittany N. Montgomery

Brittany is fascinated by cities. She studies the political economy of infrastructure projects in cities of the Global South and works toward making cities better places to live. As a doctoral student in the International Development Group at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, Brittany is investigating problems that stem from her professional experience in seven developing countries. Her doctoral fields of practice include International Development and Infrastructure Finance & Governance. Currently, she is examining the effects of changes in administration on metropolitan infrastructure capital investment and service provision. At MIT, she also works with the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation managing the development of a MOOC that will disseminate CITE's experience to students from around the world.

Brittany has worked directly with Latin American governments as a transportation engineer, city planner, and project manager. Her professional experience has focused primarily on Bus Rapid Transit system planning, but she has also led a wide variety of projects, including the design of Public Private Partnership contracts, bicycle sharing systems, demand modeling analyses, Transit Oriented Development strategies, smart parking projects, large metropolitan surveys, walkability assessments, and indicator development studies. She is an AICP Certified Planner and an NEECS EIT.

As a dual degree masters student at U.C. Berkeley in Transportation Engineering and City & Regional Planning, Brittany's research considered policies relevant to the role of bicycles and electric bicycles, following the introduction of Bus Rapid Transit systems, in Jinan, China. Brittany holds a S.B. in Civil Engineering from MIT. She is an active member of the SIBRT Expert Advisory Committee and the Women's Transportation Seminar, as well as a former member of the Transportation Research Board Developing Countries Committee. She is a four-time U.S. Department of Transportation Eisenhower Fellow, an Eno Fellow, and an MIT DUSP Rodwin Fellow.