Chris is a nationally recognized transportation expert with a passion for livable cities. He has Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University, as well as a PhD in Urban Transportation Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
His professional experience includes three years designing engines for the Ford Motor Company, working as a transportation consultant both in the United States and abroad, teaching and advising as an adjunct at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Waterloo, and, most recently, serving the greater Philadelphia region as Director of Transportation Planning at Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).
Chris sits on advisory panels for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), and National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and he has produced numerous conference presentation and papers. While not at work, he spends his free time traveling, making furniture, and building transformative communities.