Vita

Academic employment

School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

2015 – Present: Assistant professor

Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CEDEUS) and Department of Transportation Engineering and Logistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

2015: Postdoctoral researcher

Global Institute of Sustainability, Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, Arizona State University

2014 – 2015: Postdoctoral research fellow

Department of Civil Engineering and Center for Regional Change, University of California, Davis

2012 – 2013: Postdoctoral researcher

Education

University of California, Davis

PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012
Dissertation: Transportation Planning and Regional Equity: History, Policy, and Practice
Committee: Deb Niemeier, Patricia Mokhtarian, Jonathan London

MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2008
Thesis: Near-Roadway Air Quality: Meta-Analysis and Mitigation

University of Toronto

BASc (Hons), Civil Engineering, 2006
Thesis: Evaluating the Life Cycle Energy and Emissions Implications of Transportation Fuels Derived from the Alberta Oil Sands

Publications

Links to many of my publications are available on my ITS-Davis author page.

Publication statistics are available on Google Scholar.

Peer-reviewed articles

Book reviews

  • Karner, A., “After the Car.” Dennis, K. and J. Urry. Journal of the American Planning Association, 2010. 76(3):379-380.
  • Karner, A., “Socially Responsible Engineering: Justice in Risk Management.” Vallero, D.A. and P.A. Vesilind. Science and Engineering Ethics, 2010. 16(2):415-417.
  • Karner, A., “Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change.” Moser, S.C. and L. Dilling (eds.). Public Understanding of Science, 2008. 17(4): 503-505.

Non-peer reviewed articles and reports

  • Karner, A., A. Golub, and C. Chavis. “Understanding regional disparities in public transit performance using realtime transit data.” National Transportation Center at Maryland, Research Report NTC2015-MU-R-1, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and C. Benner. “More market-rate units won’t protect low-income renters.” Invited contribution to Washington Post Wonkblog on the topic “How to make expensive cities affordable for everyone again.” Short link: https://goo.gl/8sR1HZ.
  • Marcantonio, R. and A. Karner, “Social Equity in Transportation Planning: A Community-Based Framework.” Progressive Planning, 2016. 206: 38-41.
  • Karner, A. and C. Benner, “Job Growth, Housing Affordability, and Commuting in the Bay Area.” A report prepared for the Bay Area Regional Prosperity Plan.
  • Karner, A. and C. Benner. “Bay Area is not Meeting its Affordable Housing Needs.” Op-ed in Oakland Tribune. June 29, 2015.
  • Chuang, W-C, A. Karner, N. Selover, D. Hondula, N.Chhetri, A. Middel, M. Roach and B.Dufour, Arizona Extreme Weather, Climate and Health Profile Report. A report prepared for Arizona Department of Health Services and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Climate-Ready States and Cities Initiative, 2015.
  • Karner, A. “Valley Needs Better Land, Transportation Planning.” Op-ed in Fresno Bee and Zocalo Public Square, July 2, 2014. [Interview on KVPR related to the piece.]
  • Marcantonio, R. and A. Karner, “Disadvantaged Communities Teach Regional Planners a Lesson in Equitable and Sustainable Development.” Poverty & Race, 2014. 23(1): 5-12.

Conference presentations

  • Ross, C., A. Karner, P. Hylton, E. Sperling, and S. Guhathakurta. “Quality of Life Benefits of Urban Trails: Analysis of the Atlanta BeltLine.” Paper presentation at the 12th International Urban Planning and Environment Association Symposium. Lisbon, Portugal. May 31 – June 3, 2016.
  • Hylton, P., C. Ross, E. Sperling, and A. Karner. “Urban Revitalization: Changing Atlanta’s Land Use Intensities.” Paper presentation at the 12th International Urban Planning and Environment Association Symposium. Lisbon, Portugal. May 31 – June 3, 2016.
  • Karner, A., C. Ross, P. Hylton, R. Duckworth, and S. Guhathakurta. “Public Transit Equity and the Geography of Opportunity in Atlanta.” Paper presentation at the 12th International Urban Planning and Environment Association Symposium. Lisbon, Portugal. May 31 – June 3, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and R. Duckworth. “Expanding transit, growing opportunity: Creating local transit service in Clayton County, Georgia.” Paper presentation at the 2016 Savannah State University Urban Planning Conference. Savannah, GA. April 1-2, 2016.
  • Karner, A. “Assessing regional disparities in transit service using realtime data.” Paper presentation at the 2016 Savannah State University Urban Planning Conference. Savannah, GA. April 1-2, 2016.
  • Karner, A., D. Hondula, and J. Vanos. “Heat exposure during non-motorized travel: Implications for transportation policy under climate change.” Paper presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers. San Francisco, CA. March 29-April 2, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and T. Welch. “Rethinking supply and demand in public transit accessibility studies.” Paper presentation at the 46th Urban Affairs Association Conference. San Diego, CA. March 16-19, 2016.
  • Golub, A., A. Karner, and R. Marcantonio. “Observations from the rise of a regional transportation justice coalition in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Paper presentation at the 46th Urban Affairs Association Conference. San Diego, CA. March 16-19, 2016.
  • Karner, A., M. Kuby, and A. Golub. “Modeling Transit Ridership Demographics for use in Equity Analysis.” Paper presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and L. Sagaris, “Testing a new Approach to Planning Sustainable Transport using Data from Metropolitan Santiago de Chile and the San Francisco Bay Area.” Paper presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and C. Benner, “The convergence of social equity and environmental sustainability: Jobs-housing fit and commute distance.” Paper presentation at the 95th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2016.
  • Karner, A. and A. Golub. “Bay Area transportation justice advocacy: Two decades of struggle and innovation.” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 55th Annual Conference. Houston, TX. October 22-25, 2015. 
  • Karner, A. “Development of highly resolved spatial and temporal metrics of public transit accessibility and their application to service equity analysis.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 11-15, 2015.
  • Karner, A. and A. Golub. “Comparing two common approaches to public transit service equity evaluation.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 11-15, 2015.
  • Rowangould, D., A. Karner, and J. London. “Identifying environmental justice communities for transportation analysis.” Paper presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 11-15, 2015.
  • Karner, A., D. Hondula, and J. Vanos. “Connecting transportation scenarios and extreme heat exposure in urban areas.” Paper presented at the 95th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. Phoenix, AZ. January 4-8, 2015.
  •  Karner, A.  “Towards Equitable Public Transit Decision Making” Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 54th Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. October 30-November 2, 2014.
  • Karner, A. and C. Benner. “A Jobs-Housing Fit Metric and its Relationship to Vehicle-Miles Traveled.” Paper presented at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference. Denver, CO. February 13-15, 2014.
  • Niemeier, D., G. Rowangould, A. Karner, and D. Rowangould. “Limitations to Current Knowledge.” Presentation in Workshop on The Next 50 Years in Travel Analysis: What We Don’t Know but Need to Know at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 12-16, 2014.
  • Pasch, A., S. Bai, A. Karner, D. Eisinger, H. Hafner, L. Tidd, A. Polidori, and D. Niemeier. “Background and Ambient Near-Road PM Concentrations: Insights and Analysis Strategies.” Presentation in Workshop on Particulate Matter Hot Spot Analyses: Research and Applications, Part 2 at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 12-16, 2014.
  • Karner, A. and J. London. “Rural Communities and Transportation Equity in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” Paper presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 12-16, 2014.
  • Karner, A., “Integrating Health into Regional Planning: Sketching a Path Forward.” Paper presented at the 141st Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Boston, MA. November 2-6, 2013.
  • Karner, A. and D. Niemeier, “A Review of Civil Rights Guidance and Equity Analysis Methods for Regional Transportation Plans.” Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 13-17, 2013.
  • Karner, A. and D. Niemeier. “Innovations in the Equity Analysis of Regional Transportation Plans.” Paper presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 13-17, 2013.
  • Karner, A., “Innovations in Regional Transportation Equity Analysis.” Presented at the International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability. Medford, MA, November 9-10, 2012.
  • Karner, A., “Transportation Equity Analysis for Activity-Based Travel Demand Models.” Presented at the University of California Transportation Center Student Conference. Davis, CA. April 20, 2012.
  • Karner, A., “Evaluating Public Participation in California’s Global Warming Solutions Act.” Presented at the 2nd Annual Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference. Lexington, KY. April 13-15, 2012.
  • Karner, A. and D. Niemeier, “The Region or the State? California Transportation Planning, 1967-1977.” Transportation History, Session 303. Paper presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 22-26, 2012.
  • Karner, A., “Advanced Models, Advancing Equity: Harnessing Innovations in Forecasting Travel Demand.” Presented during UC Davis College of Engineering visit by Dr. Chuck Vest, President of the National Academy of Engineering. Davis, CA. November 30, 2011.
  • Karner, A. and D. Niemeier, “Translating Policy to Practice: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Transportation Planning.” Presented at the 13th Transportation Research Board National Planning Applications Conference. Reno, NV. May 8-12, 2011.
  • Karner, A. and D. Rowan, “Moving Toward Equity: The Ongoing Struggle for Environmental Justice in California.” Panel organizer and presenter. Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Symposium. Davis, CA. April 21-23, 2011.
  • Karner, A. and D. Niemeier, “Transportation Spending Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in California.” Taxation and Finance, Session 561. Paper presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 23-27, 2011.
  • Karner, A., D. Eisinger, and D. Niemeier, “Near-Road Air Quality: Findings from Real World Data.” Paper presented at the Coordinating Research Council Mobile Source Air Toxics Workshop. Sacramento, CA. November 30-December 2, 2010.
  • Karner, A., D. Eisinger, and D. Niemeier, “Near-Road Air Quality: Findings from Real World Data.” Paper presented at the Air & Waste Management Association Symposium on Air Quality Measurement Methods and Technology. Los Angeles, CA. November 2-4, 2010.
  • Rowan, D., A. Karner, and D. Niemeier, “MPG Illusions and CAFE Distortions: When Even the Transport Experts Have Trouble.” Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector, Session 439. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 10-14, 2010.
  • Karner, A., D. Rowan, J. London, J. Sze, and D. Niemeier, “Environmental Justice, Gender, and Conflict in California Climate Policy.” Paper presented at the Fourth International Conference on Women’s Issues in Transportation. Irvine, CA. October 27-30, 2009.
  • Karner, A., D. Eisinger, S. Bai, and D. Niemeier, “Mitigating Diesel Truck Impacts in Environmental Justice Communities: Transportation Planning and Air Quality in Barrio Logan, San Diego.” Measuring Equity, Session 586. Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 11-15, 2009.
  • Gould, G. and A. Karner, “Modeling Bicycle Facility Operation: a Cellular Automaton Approach.” Factors Affecting Bicycle Use and Mode Choice, Session 708. Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. Washington, DC. January 11-15, 2009.

Teaching

Assistant professor, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology

2016, Fall: Urban Transportation (upper division undergraduate, 45 students)
2016, Fall: Transportation & GIS (graduate, 28 students)
2016, Spring: Quantitative and Computer Methods (masters-level graduate, 54 students)
2015, Fall: Urban Transportation (upper division undergraduate, 40 students)

Instructor, UC Davis First Year Seminar Program

2013: Introduction to Environmental Justice Analysis for Engineers

Teaching assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis

2011: Transportation and Land Use: Sustainable Design

Professional service

Member

Environmental Justice in Transportation Committee (ADD50), Transportation Research Board of the National Academies