is an Assistant Professor
of City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania.
Her areas of expertise include land use
transportation interactions, travel demand
forecasting, urban economics, and econometric
analysis for transportation planning. Prior
to joining the faculty at PennDesign, Dr.
Weinberger worked in private practice,
most recently as a Principal with Nelson\Nygaard consulting associates.
She has worked on a wide range of transportation planning
projects. In a year of absense from the University of Pennsylvania, Rachel worked as the Senior Policy Advisor for Transportation in Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability. Other projects have included transportation master
plans, parking policy studies, mobility
and access plans, ground-side access to airports, adapting
strategies of travelers in the New York Metropolitan region
after 9/11, and econometric analyses of transportation investment
on property value.
Dr. Weinberger holds the degrees Master of Urban Planning
from Hunter College of the City of
New York, Master of Science in Transportation Engineering from
the University of California, Berkeley and a Doctorate in Urban
and Regional Planning also from the University of California,
Berkeley. She received a Design Trust fellowship for Taxi