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


PhD, Civil Engineering, University of California - Berkeley, 2003

MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1996

BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1994

Journal Articles


Bernstein, M. J., A. Wiek, K. Brundiers, K. Pearson, A. Minowitz, B. Kay and A. Golub. 2014. Mitigating urban sprawl effects: A collaborative tree and shade intervention in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.965672. (link)

Golub, A. and K. Martens. 2014. Using principles of justice to assess the modal equity of regional transportation plans. Journal of Transport Geography 41:10-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.07.014. (link)

Seo, K., A. Golub and M. Kuby. 2014. Combined impacts of highways and light rail transit on residential property values: a spatial hedonic price model for Phoenix, Arizona. Journal of Transport Geography 41:53-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2014.08.003. (link)

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Book Chapters

In Press

Klinsky, S. and A. Golub. In Press. Justice and sustainability. In: Wiek, A. D. and H. Heinrichs eds., Handbook of Sustainability.


Golub, A. 2015. Moving beyond Fordism: “Complete Streets” and the changing political economy of urban transportation. In: Zavestoski, S. and J. Agyeman eds., Incomplete Streets: Processes, Practices, and Possibilities. Routledge. (link)

Golub, A. 2015. Sustainable transportation. Pp. Chapter 11 In: Pijawka, D. ed., Sustainability in the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

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