Christof Spieler, PE, LEED AP is Vice President and Director of Planning at Huitt-Zollars, where he does land use, transportation, and open space planning across the United States, and a Senior Lecturer at Rice University. As a board member of Houston METRO from 2010 to 2018, he initiated a blank sheet re-design of the entire bus network.
His book “Trains, Buses, People: An Opinionated Atlas of Transit” is coming in October from Island Press. He was a contributor to NACTO’s Transit Streets Design Guide, and, as a member of the American Public Transit Association’s Sustainability and Urban Design Working Group, he has helped draft national standards on transit and urban design.
Christof holds a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University. He lives in Downtown Houston and relies on transit and walking for most of his daily trips.