Assistant Professor, Urban + Environmental Planning

Education: University of California, Los Angeles, PhD and MA, Urban Planning; Yale University, BA, Architecture

Andrew Mondschein, PhD AICP, is an assistant professor of urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. He studies transportation systems and travel behavior, seeking to foster equitable, sustainable accessibility in cities and regions.  He addresses a rapidly changing terrain of transportation and information technologies, identifying means to assert social imperatives during a period of urban transformation.  His research emphasizes the role of information and knowledge in fostering individual- and community-level capability and control over mobility.  Recent projects include: community-based control of local streets during vehicle automation; web-based cognitive mapping approaches to understanding walkability and well-being in Delhi, India; wearable, mobile sensing to enable community-centered planning and design for urban streets; and how urban accessibility is affected by traffic congestion.  Andrew teaches a range of transportation courses, as well as masters and PhD methods. 

Andrew serves on the PhD Committee for the School of Architecture's PhD in the Constructed Environment and is Chair of the Education Comittee for the Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability University Transportation Center. He also serves on the City of Charlottesville's PLACE Urban Design Task Force. He received a BA in architecture from Yale University and MA and PhD in urban planning from UCLA and practiced as a transportation and land use planner at Gruen Associates in Los Angeles.