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Andrew Mondschein
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning

University of Virginia

Phone (434) 924-1044
413 Campbell Hall

PO Box 400122

Charlottesville, VA


Andrew Mondschein, PhD, AICP is excited to join the faculty of Urban and Environmental Planning. He focuses on transportation and how transportation systems facilitate broad urban planning goals such as access to opportunities, sustainability, community building and economic development. Recent research includes topics such as how people cope with congestion, the role of information technologies in travel behavior, the demographics of walking, and how people experience cities through everyday transportation. Andrew’s research is founded on the premise that cities function best when individuals are able to make use of a wide range of transportation options, and the appropriate balance of transportation modes will vary from person to person and place to place.

Andrew’s teaching links transportation to land use, urban design, and the environment from both practical and theoretical perspectives. His courses include “Transportation Planning and Policy,” “Transportation and Land Use,” and “Planning in Government.” He draws on his experience working as a professional transportation planner at Gruen Associates to demonstrate how planners deal with issues including transit corridor planning, the “complete streets” concept, and providing a wide range of transportation options whether in cities, the suburbs, or beyond.

Andrew holds two urban planning degrees, an MA and PhD, from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also has a BA in architecture from Yale University.

Research and Publications

Mondschein, A., Blumenberg, E., & Taylor, B. (2010). Accessibility and Cognition: The Effect of Transport Mode on Spatial Knowledge. Urban Studies, 47(4), 845–866-845–866.
Mondschein, A., Blumenberg, E., & Taylor, B. (2006). Cognitive Mapping, Travel Behavior, and Access to Opportunity. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1985, 266-272.

Affiliated Projects

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