Jonathan Levine

Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Michigan

Jonathan Levine’s research centers on the potential and rationales for policy reform in transportation and land use. He teaches in the areas of transportation, land use, economics of planning, and research design.

His current work, focusing on the transformation of the transportation and land-use planning paradigm from a mobility to an accessibility basis, led to a recent book, From Mobility to Accessibility:  Transforming Urban Transportation and Land-Use Planning (Cornell University Press, 2019), written jointly with Taubman College’s Joe Grengs and Florida Atlantic University’s Louis Merlin.  He is also the author of Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use (Resources for the Future, 2006), which argued for transportation and land-use policy reform on the basis of expansion of households’ effective range of choices rather than proven modification of travel behavior.