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Ellen O. White


Fall 2018

I’m an urban designer, certified city planner, transportation planner, and GIS analyst, with an interest in the environmental effects of transportation infrastructure. My work combines macro-scale analyses of landscape history, ecology, transportation policy, and design, measuring the effects of these forces through the lens of climate change. I’m interested in discovering how the form and shape of our roads and streets have played a role in local and regional effects of climate change, and how this role may change as a result of future transportation policy and design decisions. Prior to joining the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy as a doctoral student and C2R2 trainee in 2018, I worked as an urban designer and transportation planner, helping communities design better transit systems and streets. I have a Master in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Rutgers.