programs. She is an experienced facilitator and has developed working relationships with state agency officials; developers; county planners; mayors; and a broad range of nonprofit groups, including environmental, housing, transportation, urban, and social justice advocates. She has been appointed to statewide agencies by three governors, both Republican and Democrat. Ms. Brake is a founding officer in two statewide coalitions— the New Jersey Regional Coalition and the Coalition for Affordable Housing and Environment. In 1998 she was awarded a German Marshall Environmental Fellowship, which allowed her to travel to 13 European cities to study policies related to land use and transportation. Ms. Brake received a BA in sociology from Hollins College and an MFA in social design (planning) from California Institute of the Arts. She also did doctoral studies in sociology and planning at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Robert B. Cervero is Professor of City and Regional Planning, Director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development, and Director of the University of California Transportation Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of numerous articles and books on sustainable transportation policy and planning, both in the United States and abroad. In recent years, Dr. Cervero has been an advisor and consultant for transport projects in China, Colombia, Brazil, Australia, the Philippines, Korea, Ireland, and numerous U.S. cities. His current research is on land use impacts on travel in China, neighborhood impacts of freeway deconstruction, parking generation characteristics of transit-oriented development, and travel impacts of office park to mixed-use center conversions. Dr. Cervero was the first recipient of the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning Research and in 2003 won the Article of the Year award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. He presently serves on the editorial boards of Urban Studies, the Journal of Planning Literature, the Journal of Sustainable Transport, the Journal of the American Planning Association, and the Journal of Public Transportation and chairs the National Advisory Committee of the Active Living Research Program of the Robert Wood