Dr. Greg P. Griffin is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, focusing on transportation, public participation, and health. He has over a decade of experience as a planner in Texas. A Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellow, his doctoral program was in Community and Regional Planning at The University of Texas at Austin. He is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, continuously since 2005.
His research involves how planners and publics work together with technology through three related topics of crowdsourcing, urban sensing, and co-production. First, he evaluates the impact of crowdsourcing in urban planning, such as whether online public suggestions for bike share stations influenced their eventual placement. Second, he explores new approaches in urban sensing, including the role of street noise in traffic safety. Finally, his work contributes to co-productive planning theory, re-thinking public participation that emphasizes action. Dr. Griffin’s recent work is published in the Journal of the American Planning Association, Transportation Research Record, and in popular outlets including the Chicago Tribune.
Dr. Griffin’s teaching fosters inclusive excellence for tomorrow’s planning leaders with diverse theoretical perspectives and emerging planning techniques. He orients classwork toward pragmatic sustainability and justice, and values learning new perspectives from students and graduate advisees.