Lauren Ames Fischer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Lauren Ames Fischer is a social scientist and urban planner who teaches courses in the Urban Planning and Policy degree program in UNT's Department of Public Administration. Raised in upstate New York, Dr. Fischer began her career as a community organizer in St Louis, Missouri and has spent the past 10 years working professionally on issues of urban transportation and development. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on urban planning, transportation policy, and international governance at DePaul University (Chicago), Columbia University and New York University's Wagner School of Public Service. She holds a doctorate in urban planning from Columbia University where she was a National Science Foundation IGERT trainee in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and served as a research affiliate at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development in the Earth Institute.

Lauren Ames Fischer Curriculum Vitae

Primary Research Interests: 

I examine the governance of urban transport and land use with a particular focus on decision-making processes, policies and implementation tools impact low income and minority neighborhoods. I utilize qualitative, quantitative and spatial analysis methods to produce policy-relevant research aimed at facilitating more equitable and sustainable urban environments.

Specific Research Areas:

Urban Planning
Transportation and Land Use
Infrastructure Finance and Management
Social Equity
Sustainability and Resilience

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