Vita

Academic employment

Graduate Program in Community and Regional Planning, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin

2017 – Present: Assistant professor

School of City and Regional Planning, College of Design, Georgia Institute of Technology

2015 – 2017: 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

Publication statistics are available on Google Scholar.

Peer-reviewed and law review 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.

Research reports

  • Karner, A., D. Rowangould, Y. Wu, O. Igbinedion, and J. London. “Development and Application of an Integrated Health Impacts Assessment Tool for the Sacramento Region.” National Center for Sustainable Transportation. University of California, Davis. Research report, 2017.
  • Kumar, A., C. Ross, and A. Karner. “Crowdsourced Social Media Monitoring System Development.” Georgia Department of Transportation Research Report No. 16-14. Atlanta, GA. 2017.
  • Partnership for Southern Equity. “Opportunity Deferred: Race, Transportation, and the Future of Metropolitan Atlanta.” Atlanta, GA. 2016. (Lead study author with co-author Richard Duckworth.)
  • Karner, A., D. Rowangould, and J. London. “We Can Get There From Here: New Directions for Transportation Equity.” National Center for Sustainable Transportation, University of California, Davis. Whitepaper, 2016.
  • 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 Housing Working Group, 2015.
  • Chuang, W-C., 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., 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.
  • Gould, G. and Karner. “Modeling Bicycle Facility Operation: a Cellular Automaton Approach.” Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-09-10, 2009.
  • Silvis, J., W. Leighty, and A. Karner, “Folk Quantification of Transportation Energy: An Initial Investigation of Perceptions of Automobile Energy Use.” Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-07-22, 2007.

Other writing

  • Karner, A., J. Hirsch, R. Rosenberger, and J. Woo. “Smart cities for whom? Leveraging technology for an inclusive and just Atlanta.” Op-ed in Saporta Report, December 10, 2017. Short link: https://goo.gl/qoBQPR.
  • Karner, A. “Don’t miss (or overlook) the bus.” Op-ed in Creative Loafing (Atlanta alternative weekly magazine), November 24-30, 2016. Short link: https://goo.gl/fWVUdc.
  • 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.