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Stephen Putman

Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning
City & Regional Planning

Biography

B.S.E.E., Carnegie Institute of Technology
M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Professor Putman's teaching and research focus on the use of quantitative methods to understand metropolitan transportation and land use interactions and to assist in the forecasting, design and evaluation of regional land use and transportation policies.

He was director of the University of Pennsylvania's Urban Simulation Laboratory that maintained a large collection of urban and regional computer simulation models and associated software for use by students, faculty and the community at large.

Professor Putman has spent nearly thirty years attempting to improve planning practice through the use of quantitative methods and computer simulations. He has maintained an active role in the application of these techniques to planning practice, and his consulting firm has an international reputation for integrated transportation and land use model development and application. Dr. Putman's software is currently licensed by sixteen major metropolitan planning agencies, including those of eight out of the ten largest American cities. At the present time, more than one-third of the U.S. population lives in an area in which Professor Putman's models have been used.

Publications

Professor Putman's writings include Integrated Urban Models 2: New Research and Applications of Optimization and Dynamics, Integrated Urban Models: Policy Analysis of Transportation and Land Use, and Urban Residential Location Models.