Senior Transportation Policy Analyst
Chuck Kooshian, has more than 25 years of experience in transportation and land use planning and policy making at the national, regional and local levels. Chuck emphasizes how a city’s urban form affects the environmental, social and economic benefits it provides to households, businesses and governments. He assesses international and domestic transportation and land use investments and policies, evaluating their effects on greenhouse gas emissions, governmental planning processes and institutional coordination issues.
Chuck was lead author of Compendium on Greenhouse Gas Baselines and Monitoring: Passenger and Freight Transport Volume (UNFCCC 2017) and Growing Wealthier: Smart Growth, Climate Change and Prosperity (CCAP 2011) and a co-author of other documents on transport GHG mitigation. He was a key designer of the Transit-Oriented Development NAMA for Colombia that was selected for support by European climate funders and he headed an urban transport NAMA project in Panama. He has presented and written on innovative methods of monitoring and evaluating integrated measures to reduce GHG emissions from transportation including urban planning guidelines for new growth in Saudi Arabia. He also led a U.S. study to examine capacity barriers hindering state and local governments from implementing climate change mitigation projects.