Lawrence D. Frank, Ph.D., AICP, CIP, ASLA
Professor and Director of the Health and Community Design Lab
University of British Columbia
Dr. Frank is a Professor in Sustainable Transport and the Director of the Health and Community Design Lab at the University of British Columbia. He specializes in the interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality, and health. He has been studying the effects of neighborhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability for 20 years and has led over $18 million in funded research and lead or co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles and reports, as well as two books, on these topics. Dr. Frank works directly with local, regional, provincial or state, and federal agencies to help translate research into practice-based tools that provide direct feedback on the health and environmental impacts of alternative transportation and land development proposals. His position at UBC is split between the Schools of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine (home department) and Community and Regional Planning in in the Faculty of Applied Science.