Arlie Adkins

University of Arizona
Associate Professor of Urban Planning
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Arlie Adkins is an associate professor with appointments in CAPLA's School of Landscape Architecture and Planning and the Health Promotion Sciences Department within the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the interconnectedness of transportation equity, affordable housing, and various health and safety disparities related to urban transportation systems. He teaches transportation planning, planning theory, and the planning master's capstone studio. He was co-PI of the CDC-funded Physical Activity Policy Research Network (PAPRN+) collaborating center at UA. He has a PhD from Portland State University and a master’s degree in city planning from UC Berkeley. Dr. Adkins previously worked in the planning department at TriMet (the transit agency for the Portland, Oregon region) and for Flexcar, a pioneer of carsharing in North America.
Research topics include:
-Addressing transportation system health and safety disparities
-Applicability of standard measures of walkability in different socioeconomic and sociocultural contexts
-The role of affordable housing in providing access to neighborhoods that support access to opportunities and physical activity
His research has been funded by the Federal Highway Administration, National Institute for Transportation and Communities, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention