C.-H. Christine Bae, PhD
Assistant Professor, Urban Design and Planning
My dissertation, The Income Distribution Impacts of Air Quality Regulations: A Los Angeles Case Study, is one example of my work at the intersection of planning for diverse communities, sustainable urbanization, and environmental justice. The key finding is that poor people and poor communities gain most from cleaning up the air. I also challenge a widely held myth, namely that there is an unavoidable trade-off between jobs and the environment. I have ten years of experience as a planning consultant, having recently worked on the environmental impact review for a new Learning Resource Center and library on an historically and culturally sensitive site for a college focusing on underprivileged, largely minority students. I have also recently been project manager during the mixed-use redevelopment project (with an affordable housing component) in a predominantly African-American neighborhood in South Central LA. I have been involved in several Rebuild LA projects, giving me an appreciation for social and community issues.
- URBDP 450 Introduction to Land Use, Growth Management and Environmental Planning
- URBDP 498 Transportation and the Environment
- URBDP 498 Special Topics
- URBDP 510 Theories and Methodologies of Planning I
- URBDP 520 Quantitative Methods in Urban Design and Planning
“Bicyclists’ Exposure to Air Pollution in Seattle: A Hybrid Analysis Using Personal Monitoring and Land Use Regression,” (with E-Sok Andy Hong*) Transportation Research Record, 2270 (2012), pp. 59-66 .
“Evaluating the Impact of Transit Service on Parking Demand and Requirements,” (with Daniel H. Rowe* and Qing Shen), Transportation Research Record, 2245 (2011) pp.56-62.
“The Impact of Gasoline Prices on Transit Ridership in Washington State,” (with Victor Stover*) Transportation Research Record, 2217 (2011) pp.11-18.
“Assessing Multifamily Residential Parking Demand and Transit Service,” (with Daniel H. Rowe **and Qing Shen) ITE Journal, 80:12 (2010) pp. 20-29.
“Measuring Neighborhood Air Pollution: The Case of Seattle’s International District,” (with A. Bassok**, P. Hurvitz, and T. Larson,) Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 53:1 (2010) pp. 23-39. (Corresponding Author)
“Salmon Protection in the Pacific Northwest: Can It Succeed?” New York University Environmental Law Journal, 17:1 (2009), pp.559-579.
“Options for the Capital of a Reunified Korea,” (with H.W. Richardson), The SAIS Review of International Affairs, 29:1 (2009), pp. 67-77.
“The Exposure of Disadvantaged Populations in Freeway Air Pollution Sheds: A Case Study of the Seattle and Portland Regions,” (with Sandlin**, Bassok** and Kim**), Environment and Planning B, 34:1 (2007), pp. 154-170.