PennDesign’s Erick Guerra Seeks to Improve Transportation Safety, Efficiency and Access

At PennDesign, Guerra studies how land use, development and technology intersect with transportation. He also currently serves as the director of education and outreach for Mobility21, a federally-funded initiative led by Carnegie Mellon University that brings together researchers from various disciplines to improve transportation systems, safety and efficiency.

Guerra describes city planning as a “generalist” field, though he finds himself becoming increasingly specialized in his own research. “We work across a broad range of subjects,” he says. “I like the focus on design, on history, on social movements and social work.”