April 27, 2018

Zoning and Housing Development Near High-Traffic Roadways


1:40pm - 3:00pm


1605 Tilia, Room 1103, West Village


C.J. Gabbe, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University's Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences


Air pollution from motor vehicles harms the health of those who live near freeways and other high-traffic roads. Land use regulations may permit, prohibit, or impose special conditions on housing near major roadways. In this talk I will share the results from two research projects. The first project analyzes residential zoning designations and upzonings near freeways in Los Angeles. The second project examines risks and mitigation policies associated with housing development near high-traffic roads in San Jose.

Biographical Sketch

C.J. Gabbe is an urban planner and assistant professor in Santa Clara University’s Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. C.J.’s research focuses on the political economy of zoning, the effects of land use regulations on housing markets, and the public health implications of land use policies. He teaches courses related to urban planning, environmental policy, and geographic information systems (GIS). C.J. has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA, a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington, and a bachelor’s degree in Planning, Public Policy, and Management from the University of Oregon. He has more than 10 years of experience in professional planning practice, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2008.