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Charles Brown

Title: Senior Researcher, Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center
Adjunct Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Charles Brown

Charles T. Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street level researcher,” working at the intersection of transportation, health, and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. He has 17 years of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, public policy, and research. He also has extensive experience in community outreach and engagement having worked with municipal, county, and state government agencies, for-profits, and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. He has served as an instructor of courses on introductory and advanced environmental justice (EJ) for the National Transit Institute (NTI), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and Federal Highway Administration. He is also part of course faculty at the Walkability Action Institute, funded by the CDC, and serves as a consultant to Smart Growth America. He served as an instructor for thirty (30) deliveries of the New Jersey Department of Transportation Complete Streets Course and trained chronic disease coordinators throughout NJ on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health. He serves as a Trustee with the Urban League of Essex County (NJ) and as a member of the Board of Directors with America Walks. He is also a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Pedestrian Safety Committee, TRB Bicycle Transportation Committee, and the Region II Healthy Equity Council. His work has been published in several international journals as well as featured by or quoted in the New York Times, Streetsblog, CityLab and various other national and local media outlets. He is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.