Urban transportation, public transit, transportation policy, transportation planning, bicycling, walkability, alternative transportation, sustainable cities, transit-oriented development
Joseph F. Hacker, Ph.D., AICP, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Public Management and Policy in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He has extensive experience in transportation policy, planning, transit and non-motorized transportation, including a role as Manager of Transit, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission in the greater Philadelphia region. He oversaw Coordinated Human Services Transportation Planning for the commission, which spans nine counties in the region. His research interests have focused on integrative transportation planning, a practice which includes transit and non-motorized project evaluation, community outreach and engagement, and coordinated human services transportation planning. Currently, his research focuses on Federal Livable Communities Initiatives and how transportation, housing and commercial development may be coordinated and integrated to increase transportation choices and foster sustainable cities. Hacker serves in professional roles on committees and boards focusing on urban planning, transportation planning, and cooperative research in evaluating Livable Transit Corridors. Hacker earned a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Urban Studies from Georgia State, and a B.A. in History from Haverford College.