Joseph Kott, Lecturer and Visiting Scholar, Program on Urban Studies at Stanford

Since 2004, Dr. Kott has taught "Planning Sustainable Urban and Regional Transportion" within the Stanford Program on Urban Studies. This course explores the relationship between the transportation system in cities and regions and community environmental, social, and economic well-being. Prior to forming his own consulting firm, Kott held senior positions as a transportation planner with the County of San Mateo, Wilbur Smith Associates in San Francisco, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates in San Francisco, and as Chief Transportation Official for the City of Palo Alto. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 1982 and in 2007 was awarded Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) certification from the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., an affiliate of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, achieving the highest certification test score in the nation.