City and Regional Planning

Erick Guerra

Associate Professor
Director, Cm2 University Transportation Center
Associate Chair

Courses taught

CPLN 501: Introduction to Planning Methods
CPLN 550: Introduction to Transportation Planning
CPLN 655: Comparative International Topics and Case Studies in Multimodal Transportation

Studios taught

Integrated transit and land use plan for Ciudad del Este, Paraquay

Planning the public realm in low income neighborhoods in Queretaro, Mexico

Bicycle Planning for Queretaro, Mexico

Research Interests
Transportation, land use, and travel behavior
Transportation in developing cities
Transportation and technology
Transportation and public health 

Recent Publications

Guerra, Erick (2022). What the heck is a choice rider? A theoretical framework and empirical model. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 15 (1): 165-182.

Guerra, Erick and Ariadna Reyes (2022). Examining behavioral responses to Mexico City's driving restriction: a mixed methods approach. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 104.

Guerra, Erick, Alex Li, and Ariadna Itzel Reyes Sánchez (2022). How do low-income commuters get to work in US and Mexican cities? A comparative empirical assessment Urban Studies, 59 (1).

Shantz, Aaron, Jeff Casello, Clarence Woudsma, and Erick Guerra (2022). Understanding Factors Associated with Commuter Rail Ridership: A Demand Elasticity Study of the GO Transit Rail Network. Transportation Research Record,

Guerra, Erick, Andrew Sandweiss, and Seunglee David Park (2022). “Does Rationing Really Backfire? A Critical Review of the Literature on License-Plate-Based Driving Restrictions.” Transport Reviews,

Guerra, Erick and Meiqing Li (2021). The relationship between urban form and mode choice in US and Mexican cities: A comparative analysis of workers’ commutes. Journal of Transport and Land Use, 14(1).

Dong, Xiaoxia., Erick Guerra, and Ricardo Daziano (2021). Impact of TNC on travel behavior and mode choice: a comparative analysis of Boston and Philadelphia. Transportation

Guerra, Erick, Alex Li, and Ariadna Itzel Reyes Sánchez (2020). Commute patterns of low-income workers in US and Mexican cities: a comparative empirical assessment. Urban Studies.

Guerra, Erick, He Zhang, Luke Hassall, Jialin Wang, and Anna Cheyette (2020). Who cycles to work and where? A comparative multilevel analysis of urban commuters in the US and Mexico. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 

Guerra, Erick, Xiaoxia Dong, Lufeng Lin and Yue Guo (2020). A Temporal Analysis of Pedestrian Crashes. Transportation Research Record

Morris, Erick, Evelyn Blumenberg, and Erick Guerra (2020). Does lacking a car put the brakes on activity participation? Private vehicle access, time use, and subjective well-being among low-income adults. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 136: 375-397

Guerra, Erick and Ricardo Daziano (2020). Electric vehicles and residential parking in an urban environment: results from a stated preference experiment. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 79: 102222.

Merlin, Louis A., Erick Guerra, and Eric Dumbaugh (2020). Crash Risk, Crash Exposure, and the Built Environment: A Conceptual Review. Accident Analysis & Prevention 134: 105244.

Dubey, Subodh, Prateek Bansal, Ricardo Daziano, and Erick Guerra (2020). A Generalized Continuous-Multinomial Response Model with a t-distributed Error Kernel. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 133: 114-141.

Montejano, J., Caudillo, C., Monkkonen, P., Guerra, E., Núñez, J. M., Garza, B. E., Ávila, G., & Medina, S. (2020). Urban Form and Productivity in México 1995-2015. European Journal of Sustainable Development 9(1), 300–300.

Guerra, Erick, Julie Gamble, and John Taylor (2019). Bus Rapid Transit in Solo, Indonesia: Lessons from a Low Ridership System. Case Studies on Transport Policy.

Guerra, Erick, Xiaoxia Dong, and Michelle Kondo (2019). Do Denser Neighborhoods Have Safer Streets? Population Density and Traffic Safety in the Philadelphia Region. Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Guerra, Erick (2019). Electric vehicles, air pollution, and the motorcycle city: A stated preference survey of consumers’ willingness to adopt electric motorcycles in Solo, Indonesia. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 68: 52–64.

Dong, Xiaoxia, Matt DiScenna, and Erick Guerra (2019). Transit user perception of driverless buses. Transportation 46 (1), 35-50.

Monkkonen, Paavo, Jorge Montejano, Erick Guerra, and Camilo Caudillo (2019). Compact Cities and Economic Productivity in Mexico.” Urban Studies.

Reina, Vincent, Jake Wegmann, and Erick Guerra (2019). Are Location Affordability and Fair Housing on a Collision Course? Cityscape 21 (1): 125–142.

Landis, John, David Hsu, and Erick Guerra (2019). Intersecting national climate change policy with local development trends, travel patterns, and building forms. Journal of Planning Education and Research 39 (2), 206-226.

Guerra, Erick, Camilo Caudillo, Paavo Monkkonen, and Jorge Montejano (2018). Urban form, transit supply, and travel behavior in Latin America: Evidence from Mexico’s 100 largest urban areas. Transport Policy 69: 98–105.  

Guerra, Erick, Camilo Caudillo, Cynthia Goytia, Tatiana Peralta Quiros, and Camila Rodriguez (2018). Residential Location, Urban Form, and Household Transportation Spending in Greater Buenos Aires. Journal of Transport Geography 72: 76–85.

Klein, Nicholas, Erick Guerra, and Michael Smart (2018). The Philadelphia story: Age, race, gender and changing travel trends. Transport Geography 69: 19–25.

Bansal, Prateek, Ricardo Daziano, and Erick Guerra (2018). A Minorization-Maximization (MM) algorithm for semiparametric logit models: bottlenecks, extensions, and comparisons. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 115: 17-40.

Kondo, Michelle C., Christopher Morrison, Erick Guerra, Elinore J. Kaufman, and Douglas J. Wiebe (2018). Where do bike lanes work best? A Bayesian spatial model of bicycle lanes and bicycle crashes. Safety Science 103: 225–33.

Monkkonen, Paavo, Andre Comandon, Jorge Alberto Montejano Escamilla, and Erick Guerra (2018). Urban sprawl and the growing geographic scale of segregation in Mexico, 1990–2010. Habitat International 73: 89–95.

Guerra, Erick and Adam Millard-Ball (2017). Getting around a license-plate ban: Behavioral responses to Mexico City’s driving restriction. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 55: 113-126.

Guerra, Erick (2017). Does where you live affect how much you spend on transit? The link between urban form and household transit expenditures in Mexico City. The Journal of Transport and Land Use 10 (1): 1–24.


Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley
Master of Urban Planning, Harvard University
B.A., University of Pennsylvania