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Kevin Krizek
University of Colorado Boulder

Kevin J. Krizek is a Professor of Environmental Design and the University of Colorado Boulder. He has been examining the environmental, social, and health impacts of our urban transportation choices for a quarter century. Through his work both domestic and international, he's developed informed insights into solving one of the world's most pressing problems, sharing remedies across borders that are both aspirational and evidence-based. Krizek has authored or edited several books, most recently: Advanced Introduction to Urban Transport Planning (2021), Metropolitan Transport and Land Use (2018, 2nd ed.) and End of Traffic and the Future of Access (2017, 3rd ed.). He earned a Ph.D. in Urban Design and Planning and M.S.C.E. from the University of Washington in Seattle. His master's degree in regional planning is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his undergraduate degree in engineering was awarded by Northwestern University. His research has been awarded appointments at the University of Bologna (U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholarship, '14), Radboud University, Nijmegen (visiting professor of "Cycling in Changing Urban Regions," ('14-'17), and Fulbright Specialist in spatial economics to Colombia (EAFIT University, '17). He was a Leopold Leadership Fellow ('13-'14) and served as the scientific director for the Velo-city 2017 research symposium in the Netherlands—held as part of the world's largest conference on bicycling.

Department of State Profile

Under Secretary of Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment

Kevin J. Krizek serves as a senior advisor within the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. He advances initiatives to support low carbon, climate resilient infrastructure by helping to re-orient performance measures, streamline processes, and move money off the sidelines into bankable projects. Via Build Back Better World (B3W) and Blue Dot Network he elevates, broadens and intensifies efforts striving for clean energy and environmental sustainability, writ large, with transport and community design as a specific subsector. Furthermore, Krizek supports science diplomacy efforts at the Department of State, including projects related to smart cities, urban planning, energy provision and digital security.