Randall Crane

Professor Department of Urban Planning

5375 Public Policy Bldg

School of Public Affairs/Urban Planning

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Campus Mailcode: 165606

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Ph.D. Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

Areas of Expertise:

Urban environmental and development problems.


Some of Professor Crane's studies are applied planning problems, such as the provision of urban services in poor countries, governance reform, and transportation policy. Others involve more basic research on the costs and benefits of public policies, such as the influence of taxes on urban structure or the measure and meaning of sprawl. Recent projects include a study of water governance alternatives in the San Francisco Bay area, municipal governance and urban development strategies in Yemen, housing trends among low-income households in the U.S. (especially California), municipal capacity building and decentralization in Indonesia, the linkages among housing, transportation, and labor markets in growing cities, and the state of academic research on sprawl and smart growth.