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Rae Zimmerman is Professor of Planning and Public Administration, Director of the Urban Planning Program and the Director of the Institute for Civil Infrastructure Systems (ICIS). ICIS promotes collaboration among disciplines and interests around urban infrastructure issues. She teaches and conducts research in environmental management and planning, urban infrastructure, and environmental health risk management, and the socioeconomic dimensions of environmental and transportation infrastructure. Her recent research includes social and environmental performance measures of urban infrastructure services, adaptability of agency decision-making in the NY region to global climate change, farmer attitudes toward the environment and adoption of agricultural practices that protect water quality, and social and economic characteristics of communities with inactive hazardous waste sites.

Her publications have appeared in several edited works as well as in numerous planning, environmental and public administration journals. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past president and Fellow of the international Society for Risk Analysis.

Professional appointments include the U.S. EPA National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC) Working Group on Drinking Water Research, the U.S. EPA Board of Scientific Counselors, U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board Subcommittee on Residual Risk, and the National Research Council Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. Professor Zimmerman has directed research projects for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, and the New York State Department of Transportation.

Published Books:

Transport, the Environment and Security

Publisher's Information: Rae Zimmerman (2012) Transport, the Environment and Security. Making the Connection, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Ltd. 288 pp. ISBN 978 1 84980 020 4. List Price: $120 (publisher online price $108). Publisher's Link:

Dr. Rae Zimmerman
Professor of Planning and Public Administration, Director of the Urban Planning Program and ICIS Director
Ph.D. in Planning, Columbia University
Master of City Planning, University of Pennsylvania
B.A. in Chemistry, University of California (Berkeley)
Title Sponsor(s)
Mobile Source Air Toxics (MSATs) Mitigation Measures New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Promoting Transportation Flexibility in Extreme Events through Multi-Modal Connectivity Research and Innovative Technology Administration / USDOT (RITA)
Public Transit and Mandatory Evacuations Prior to Extreme Weather Events in New York City University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)
Suburban Poverty, Public Transit, Economic Opportunities and Social Mobility University Transportation Research Center (UTRC)