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Randall Crane Ph.D. is professor emeritus of the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, where he taught since 1999. He was associate then editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Planning Association, chair of the executive committee and director of Undergraduate Studies of the Luskin School, associate and acting director of the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies, and department vice chair and director of PhD studies of the urban planning department, among other cross-campus administrative appointments.

After graduating from Paradise High School in the Northern California Sierra foothills in 1970, Crane received his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following a period as an anti-poverty worker in East Tennessee, he later earned a Ph.D. in urban studies & planning from MIT, where he studied micro, public and urban economics with Peter Diamond, Martin Feldstein, Eric Maskin, Daniel McFadden, Jerome Rothenberg, Paul Samuelson, Robert Solow, Larry Summers, and William Wheaton. His dissertation is titled, Essays in Local Public Finance, 1987.

On November 8, 2022, Crane defeated incumbent Sat Tamaribuchi in the general election for Municipal Water District of Orange County District 5 [1]

In 2016, he was senior scholar at the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute, DC.

In 2008, he was visiting scholar at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a visiting fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

From 1990 to 1999 he was assistant and associate professor of urban planning, economics, and transportation science at the University of California, Irvine.

From 1994 to 1995 he was visiting research fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at UC San Diego.

From 1989 to 1990 he was Fulbright Professor at El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

In 1990 he was resident advisor to the Harvard Institute for International Development Public Finance project in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He continues to consult as a development reform advisor, with field experience in China, Colombia, Guyana, Indonesia, Kenya, México, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Yemen.

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UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin School of Public Affairs, commonly known as the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, is the public affairs/public service graduate school at the University of California, Los Angeles. The school consists of three graduate departments—Public Policy, Social Welfare, and Urban Planning—and an undergraduate program in Public Affairs that began accepting students in 2018. In all, the school offers three undergraduate minors, the undergraduate major, three master's degrees, and two doctoral degrees.

Peter Diamond

Peter Diamond

Peter Arthur Diamond is an American economist known for his analysis of U.S. Social Security policy and his work as an advisor to the Advisory Council on Social Security in the late 1980s and 1990s. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On June 6, 2011, he withdrew his nomination to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, citing intractable Republican opposition for 14 months.

Martin Feldstein

Martin Feldstein

Martin Stuart Feldstein was an American economist. He was the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He served as president and chief executive officer of the NBER from 1978 to 2008. From 1982 to 1984, Feldstein served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan. Feldstein was also a member of the Washington-based financial advisory body the Group of Thirty from 2003.

Eric Maskin

Eric Maskin

Eric Stark Maskin is an American economist and mathematician. He was jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Leonid Hurwicz and Roger Myerson "for having laid the foundations of mechanism design theory". He is the Adams University Professor and Professor of Economics and Mathematics at Harvard University.

Daniel McFadden

Daniel McFadden

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Paul Samuelson

Paul Samuelson

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Robert Solow

Robert Solow

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Harvard University

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and one of the most prestigious and highly ranked universities in the world.

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is a think tank based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to "improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land". A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, the institute integrates theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.

El Colegio de México

El Colegio de México

El Colegio de México, A.C. is a Mexican institute of higher education, specializing in teaching and research in social sciences and humanities.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico, and the most populous city in North America. One of the world's alpha cities, it is located in the Valley of Mexico within the high Mexican central plateau, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs or demarcaciones territoriales, which are in turn divided into neighborhoods or colonias.

Harvard Institute for International Development

Harvard Institute for International Development

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Selected publications

  • Public Finance for Economic Development, in Financing for Economic Development, S. White and Z. Kotval, eds., M.E. Sharpe, 2013.
  • The Oxford Handbook of Urban Planning, Oxford University Press, coedited with Rachel Weber, 2012.
  • Planning for Access, in The Practice of Local Planning, G. Hack and E. Birch, et al., eds., ICMA Green Book, 2008 (with L. Takahashi).
  • Is There a Quiet Revolution in Womenʼs Travel? Revisiting the Gender Gap in Commuting, Journal of the American Planning Association 73, 2007.
  • Public Finance Challenges for Chinese Urban Development, in Important Issues in the Era of Rapid Urbanization in China, C. Ding and Y. Song, eds., 2007
  • Emerging Planning Challenges in Retail: The Case of Wal-Mart. Journal of the American Planning Association 71, 2005. (with M. Boarnet, D. Chatman and M. Manville)
  • Does the Built Environment Influence Physical Activity? Examining the Evidence, a National Research Council Report of the Committee on Physical Activity, Health, Transportation, and Land Use. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 2005
  • Travel by Design: The Influence of Urban Form on Travel, Oxford University Press, 2001.
  • The Influence of Land Use on Travel Behavior: Estimation and Specification Issues, Transportation Research A 35, 2001. (with M. Boarnet)
  • The Impacts of Urban Form on Travel: An Interpretive Review, Journal of Planning Literature 15, 2000.
  • Urban Development and Management Strategies for the Cities of Sana'a and Taiz, Yemen, Ministry of Housing, Construction and Urban Planning, Government of Yemen and the World Bank, 2000.
  • The Impacts of Urban Form on Travel: An Interpretive Review, Journal of Planning Literature, 2000.
  • Who Are the Suburban Homeless and What Do They Want? An Empirical Study of the Demand for Public Services, Journal of Planning Education & Research 18, 1998. (with L. Takahashi)
  • Measuring Access to Basic Services in Global Cities: Descriptive and Behavioral Approaches, Journal of the American Planning Association 62, Spring 1996. (with A. Daniere)
  • The Influence of Uncertain Job Location on Urban Form and the Journey to Work, Journal of Urban Economics 39, 1996.
  • Cars and Drivers in the New Suburbs: Linking Access to Travel in Neotraditional Planning, Journal of the American Planning Association 62, Winter 1996.
  • Water Markets, Market Reform, and the Urban Poor: Results from Jakarta, Indonesia, World Development 22, 1994.
  • The Economics of Water Supply, Proceedings of the National Research Council/Mexican Academy of Sciences meeting on water problems in Mexico City, National Research Council, National Academies of Science, Washington, D.C., and Querétero, Mexico, 1992.
  • On Welfare Measurement in Cities, Journal of Urban Economics 31, 1992.
  • Price Specification and the Demand for Public Goods, Journal of Public Economics 43, 1990.

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Selected invited presentations

  • Equity and Inclusiveness as Building Blocks for Local Government Planning, OECD Conference, Seoul, Korea, December 2017
  • On Planning Smart: Practice, Research and Education, 10th Year Celebration of the DUPM, Renmin University, Beijing, PRC, September 2017
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities, Sustainability Goals Series, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, May 2017
  • Lectures on Urbanization and Development, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, PRC, July 2015
  • Private Solutions to Basic Urban Service Gaps in Africa, World Resources Institute, Washington DC, May 2015
  • Comparing Urban Problems and Policies in the US and the PRC, University of Sichuan, Chengdu, PRC, July 2014
  • Efficient Public Finance in Diverse Cities: Modelling the Choices Amongst Taxes in an Open Economy, Planning Urban Infrastructure, Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, Cambridge University, April 2014
  • New Developments in the Economic Modelling of Urban Design, Productive, Liveable and Sustainable City Regions, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, June 2013
  • Issues in Publishing Planning Research and Practice, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Cincinnati, November 2012.
  • The New Smart Growth: Practice, Education & Research, Keynote, China Urban Planning Education Network Congress, Wuhan University, Wuhan, PRC, September 2012
  • Public Private Partnerships in Urban Development: The Case of New Downtowns in China, Keynote, Peking University, Beijing, PRC July 2012
  • Competitive Cities & Municipalities, Mayors’ Forum, Philippine Local Government Academy, Manila, Philippines, January 2012
  • Water in Megacities: Solutions, 2011 Global Economic Symposium, Kiel, Germany, October 2011
  • Commuting in Beijing: New Results, International Association for China Planning Conference, Beijing, June 2011
  • Race, Gender and Sprawl, and The Right to the Suburb? Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, April 2011
  • Reforming the Public Finance of Land in China, for the symposium China's Three Decades of Urban Planning through an International Perspective, Urban Planning Society of China, Xiamen, November 2008
  • Mobility and Congestion, 100th National Planning Conference, American Planning Association, Las Vegas, April 2008
  • Smart Growth with Chinese Characteristics: Transportation/Land Use Integration in Urban China, Harvard China Project, Harvard University, March 2008
  • Sex, Race and Traffic: What is Changing and Why, and How Urban Form Affects Travel, Public Health, and Climate Change, Distinguished Speaker Series, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, March 2008
  • Public/Private People/Place Development Strategies, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, March 2008
  • Fiscal Decentralization in Guyana and the Caribbean, Georgetown City Hall, Guyana, 2002
  • City Building from Scratch: The Case of Yemen, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Baltimore, 2001

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