Aaron Golub

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Sustainability
  • Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502
Email: Aaron.Golub@asu.edu
Curriculum vita


Dr. Golub's work involves public transportation planning, environmental and social justice issues with transportation, environmental impacts of transportation, and planning and policy for nonmotorized transportation modes. He has worked as a researcher and consultant in California on projects related to public transit planning, Bus Rapid Transit systems planning, and environmental justice. He has worked extensively in the developing world as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations, and several city governments on various transportation policy and planning projects. He came to transportation planning from mechanical engineering, where his work focused on emissions alternative-fuel engines.

Dr. Golub's teaching interests include urban transportation sustainability, transportation planning and policy analysis, urban planning and policy in the developing world, and courses on research methods.


public transportation policy; social equity; environmental impacts of transportation; urban transportation; urban planning; urban infrastructure; transportation; urban development; citizen actions; forecasting transportation demand; transportation in developing countries; informal transportation providers


    Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 2003

    M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1994

Journal Articles


Golub, A., R. Marcantonio and S. Sanchez. 2013. Race, space and struggles for mobility: Transportation impacts on African-Americans in Oakland and the East Bay. Urban Geography DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2013.778598. (link)

Golub, A., M. Mahoney and J. Harlow. 2013. Sustainability and intergenerational equity: Do past injustices matter?. Sustainability Science 8(2):269-277. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-013-0201-0 . (link)

Golub, A., G. Robinson and B. Nees. 2013. Making accessibility analyses accessible: A tool to facilitate the public review of the effects of regional transportation plans on accessibility. Journal of Transportation and Land Use 6(3):17-28. DOI: 10.5198/jtlu .v6i3.352. (link)

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Book Chapters


Golub, A. 2012. Sustainable transportation. Pp. 125-144 In: Pijawka, K. and M. A. Gromulat eds., Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

Martens, K. and A. Golub. 2012. A justice-theoretic exploration of accessibility measures. In: Geurs, K. T., K. J. Krizek and A. Reggiani eds., Accessibility Analysis and Transport Planning: Challenges for Europe and North America. Edward Elgar. (link)


Cervero, R. and A. Golub. 2011. Informal transport as a mobility option. In: Dimitriou, H. and R. Gakenheimer eds., Urban Transport in the Developing World. Policy and Planning for the New Millennium. Edward Elgar. (link)

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