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Anne Moudon

Departmental Faculty

Anne Vernez Moudon, Dr ès Sc
Professor, Urban Design and Planning
Professor, Architecture
Professor, Landscape Architecture
Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Director, Urban Form Lab (UFL)


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Office: 448B Gould Hall
Phone: (206) 685-4057 *Please note: No voicemail is available at this number.
Fax: (206) 685-9597
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University of Washington
Box 355740
Department of Urban Design and Planning
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
Street Address:
3949 15th Ave NE
448B Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

I instruct students in urban design and research methods. My work focuses on urban form analysis, land monitoring, neighborhood and street design, active travel and health. The National Institutes of Health and the US and Washington State departments of Transportation support current research on the built and social environments at the UFL. The research examines environmental influences on physical activity, active travel, eating behaviors, and other health outcomes. Done in close collaboration with colleagues in public health and transportation planning, the research is now based on high-resolution geospatial data on the built environment and objective behavior data. I collaborate with many colleagues, students, and organizations nationally and internationally.

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Selected Peer Reviewed Publications Include

Moudon, AV, Cook AJ, Ulmer J, Hurvitz PM, Drewnewski, A. (in press). A Neighborhood Wealth Metric for Use in Health Studies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Moudon, AV, L. Lin, J. Jiao, P. Hurvitz and P. Reeves. The Risk of Pedestrian Injury and Fatality in Collisions with Motor Vehicles, A Social Ecological Study of State Routes and City Streets in King County, Washington. Accident and Analysis Prevention, 2011; 43: 11-24.

Moudon AV, D.W. Sohn, S. Kavage, J.E. Mabry. Transportation-efficient land use mapping index (TELUMI), a tool to assess multimodal transportation options in metropolitan regions. International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, 2011; 5 (2): 11-133.

Lin, Lin, Moudon, AV. Objective versus subjective measures of the built environment, which are most effective in capturing associations with walking? Health & Place, 2010; 16(2): 339-348.

Matthews, SA, AV Moudon, M Daniel. Work Group II: Using Geographic Information Systems for Enhancing Research Relevant to Policy on Diet, Physical Activity, and Weight. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2009; 36(4 Supplement 1) S171-176.

Moudon, AV. Real noise from the urban environment how ambient community noise affects health and what can be done about it. . American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2009; 37(2): 167-71.

Moudon AV, Lee C, Cheadle AD, Garvin CW, Johnson DB, Schmid TL, Weathers RD. Attributes of environments supporting walking. American Journal of Health Promotion. 2007; 21(5): 448-459.

Lee C., Moudon AV. "Environmental correlates of walking for transportation or recreation purposes." Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2006; 3 Suppl 1: S77-98.

Moudon AV, Lee C, Cheadle AD, Garvin CW, Johnson DB, Schmid TL, Weathers RD, Lin L. "Operational definitions of walkable neighborhood: Theoretical and empirical insights," Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 2006; 3 Suppl 1: S99-117.

Lee C, Moudon AV. "The 3Ds + R: Quantifying land use and urban form correlates of walking," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 2006; 1(3): 204-215.

Lee C, Moudon AV, Courbois JY. "Built Environment and behavior: Spatial sampling using parcel data," Annals of Epidemiology, 2006; 16(5): 387-394.

Moudon A.V, Kavage S, Mabry JE, Sohn DW. "Transportation-efficient land use mapping index," Transportation Research Record, 2005; 1902: 134-144.

Kavage S, Moudon AV, Mabry JE, Pergakes N. "Transportation efficient land use regulations and their application in the Puget Sound region," Transportation Research Record, 2005; 1902: 44-54.

Moudon AV, Lee C, Cheadle AD, Collier CW, Johnson DB, Schmid TL, Weathers RD. "Cycling and the built environment, a U.S. perspective," Transportation Research D, 2005; 10(3): 245-261.

Moudon AV. "Active living research and the urban design, planning, and transportation disciplines," American Journal of Preventative Medecine, 2005; 28: 214-215.

Lee C, Moudon AV. "Physical activity and environment research in the health field: Implications for urban and transportation planning practice and research," Journal of Planning Literature, 2004; 19: 147-181.

Hess PM, Moudon AV, Matlick JM. "Pedestrian safety and transit corridors," Journal of Public Transportation, 2004; 7: 73-93.

Moudon AV, Lee C. "Walking and biking: An evaluation of environmental audit instruments," American Journal Health Promotion, 2003; 18: 21-37.

Koepsell T, McCloskey L, Wolf M, Moudon AV, Buchner D, Kraus J, Patterson M. "Crosswalk markings and the risk of pedestrian motor vehicle collisions in older pedestrians," Journal of the American Medical Association, 2002; 288: 2136-43.


Moudon, A.V. with M. Hubner. Monitoring Land Supply with Geographic Information Systems. John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

Moudon, A.V. Public Streets for Public Use. Columbia University Press, 1991.

Moudon, A. V. Built for Change: Neighborhood Architecture in San Francisco. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 1986. Paperback edition, 1989.


Moudon, A.V. with W. Attoe. Urban Design: Reshaping Our Cities. University of Washington, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, 1995.

Moudon, A.V. with B. Wiseman and K.J. Kim. Master-planned Communities: Shaping Exurbs in the 1990s. Distributed by the APA Bookstore, 1992.

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