B.A. Yale; M.C.R.P. University of Pennsylvania; Ph.D. UCLA
Civic Square Building, room 535
Phone (848) 932-2751
Fax (732) 932-6564
- immigrant neighborhoods
- LGBT neighborhoods
- urban modeling
- Smart, Michael. (2014) "A Volatile Relationship: The Effect of Changing Gasoline Prices on Public Support for Mass Transit," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 61: 178-185.
- Smart, Michael and Nicholas Klein. (2013) "Neighborhoods of Affinity: Social Forces and Travel in Gay and Lesbian Neighborhoods," Journal of the American Planning Association, 79(2): 110-124.
- Blumenberg, Evelyn, and Michael Smart. (in press, 2013) “Brother Can You Spare a Ride? Carpooling in Immigrant Neighborhoods,” Urban Studies.
- Iseki, Hiroyuki and Michael J. Smart. (2012) “How Do People Perceive Service Attributes at Transit Facilities?” Transportation Research Record, 2274: 164-174.
- Morris, Eric A. and Michael J. Smart. (2012) “Expert versus Lay Perception of the Risks of Motor Vehicle-Generated Air Pollution” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 17(1): 78-85.
- Yoh, Allison, Hiroyuki Iseki, Michael Smart, and Brian D. Taylor. (2012) “Hate to Wait: Effects of Wait Time on Public Transit Travelers' Perceptions.” Transportation Research Record: 2216: 116-124.
- Blumenberg, Evelyn and Michael Smart. (2010) "Getting by with a little help from my friends…and family: immigrants and carpooling." Transportation 37(3): 429-446.
- Smart, Michael. (2010) "US immigrants and bicycling: Two-wheeled in Autopia." Transport Policy 17(3): 153-159.
- Smart, Michael, Mark A Miller, and Brian D. Taylor. (2009) “Transit Stops and Stations: Evaluating Performance from the Operator’s Perspective,” Journal of Public Transportation 12(1), 59-77.
Dr. Michael Smart is an assistant professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. His research interests include the influence of social and spatial phenomena on individuals’ transportation decisions, with a particular interest in built-environment effects on alternative modes of travel, such as biking and walking. Dr. Smart’s current research explores the ways in which social networks embedded in particular neighborhoods of affinity—such as immigrant neighborhoods and gay and lesbian neighborhoods—influence the activity patterns of those who live in those neighborhoods. His work has examined the extent to which immigrant neighborhoods across the country function as “cities-within-cities,” and developed novel techniques for describing the inward- or outward-focus of neighborhoods. He received his PhD from the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA in 2011, as well as a Master’s degree in planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and a Bachelor’s degree in German from Yale in 2000.
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