Lawrence D. Frank
Vancouver, British Columbia
Dr. Frank is a Professor in Sustainable Transportation and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and President of Urban Design 4 Health, Inc. He specializes in the interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality; and health; and in the energy use, and climate change impacts of urban form policies. He coined the term “walkability” in the mid 90’s and his work has been cited over 20,000 times: Thompson and Reuters lists him in the top 1% globally as a highly cited researcher (2014, 2015, 2016). He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles and reports and the two leading books – Heath and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health on these topics. Dr. Frank works directly with local, regional, provincial or state, and federal agencies to help translate results from leading edge research into practice based tools.