Student
Brittany N. Montgomery

Brittany is fascinated by cities. She studies the political economy of projects in cities of the Global South and works to make cities better places to live. As a doctoral candidate in the International Development Group at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, Brittany investigates problems that stem from her professional experience. Her doctoral fields of practice include International Development and Infrastructure Finance & Governance. Currently, she is examining the processes of bureaucratic organizational coordination, "social management," and institutional change in the context of urban infrastructure project implementation in Colombia. At MIT, Brittany has also worked with the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation managing the development of a MOOC that disseminated CITE's experience to students from around the world.

Brittany has consulted with Latin American and Chinese governments as a strategic adviser, project manager, city planner, and transportation engineer. She has extensive professional experience with Bus Rapid Transit system planning and has also led a variety of infrastructure and transportation projects, including the design of Public Private Partnership contracts, large metropolitan surveys, demand modeling analyses, indicator development studies, Transit Oriented Development strategies, smart parking projects, bicycle sharing system design, and walkability assessments. 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 a member of the SIMUS 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 five-time U.S. Department of Transportation Eisenhower Fellow, an Eno Fellow, and an MIT DUSP Rodwin Fellow.