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23 May 2023
Transportation Planning Director, Fellow | Parsons

Hamid Iravani

Hamid Iravani has over 30 years of professional experience in international large-scale transportation planning projects. He specializes in sustainable transportation systems and New Urbanism, focusing on public transit planning and walkability. He is also an expert in developing state-of-the-art strategic multimodal travel demand forecast models, routing, logistics, data analytics, land use transportation linkage, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS).

Hamid has developed innovative solutions, such as an intersection delay function algorithm that is part of TransCAD Transportation Planning Software under his name. In addition, he has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. One of his most recent articles published in the Journal of Urban Design entitled “The Effects of New Urbanism on Public Health” is also published as a section of the book, “Urban Design and Human Flourishing, Creating Places that Enable People to Live Healthy and Fulfilling Lives.” His article “Key Transportation System Characteristics for Success of Mobility as a Service (MaaS)” was published and presented at the 26th World Road Congress. The paper was designated as the “Best Paper” by the World Road Congress under IoT, Big Data, Smart Cities & MaaS.

Hamid’s recent accomplishment is developing a tool to optimize the locations of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations which was also published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Transportation Engineering. His paper, “Interconnected Street Networks Result in Mixed-Use: A Key to Alleviating Auto Traffic, ” was published in May 2023 in the Journal of Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering.”