Firouzeh Nourzad

Firouzeh Nourzad has over 25 years of experience in travel demand modeling and forecasting, project evaluation, and transit and roadway planning.  She has conducted numerous studies for transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and local governments.  Her experience includes travel demand model development and application, transit planning projects, Alternative Analyses, Major Investment Studies, congestion management system analysis, travel survey analysis, and review of major MPOs transportation modeling practices.  Prior to founding Urban Analytics, Inc. in 1991, Ms. Nourzad managed travel demand modeling and forecasting activities for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  She has also taught graduate courses in travel demand modeling at the University of Texas at Arlington, and has experience with a number of travel demand application software platforms. Ms. Nourzad brings strong management and technical experience to a variety of travel demand modeling and forecasting projects, and transit and roadway planning studies.

Paul Waddell

As professor and chair of the department of city and regional planning at the University of California-Berkeley, Dr. Paul Waddell teaches and conducts research on metropolitan planning in relation to housing, economic geography, transportation and the environment. He is widely regarded in his field for leading the development of UrbanSim, a unique open-source urban simulation software system for metropolitan planning. The system has become the most widely used platform among metropolitan planning organizations in the U.S., and is also being used for sustainability planning in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The program helps users make informed decisions on infrastructure and policy choices affecting transportation accessibility, housing affordability and environmental impacts. Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 2009, Waddell was a professor at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Affairs, where he served since 1997. He has published more than 50 research articles in academic journals, and has been engaged in research funded by the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and Federal Highway Administration. At UT Dallas, he earned his doctorate in political economy through the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences.

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Eddie Janowicz

Eddie Janowicz has a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.  He has worked in the areas of transportation modeling and local land-use planning, and interned with a public affairs firm and an environmental non-profit.  His interests include urban modeling, econometrics, and climate change policy. 

Conor Henley 

Conor Henley has a Masters in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, and brings to Urban Analytics expertise in geospatial analysis and visualization. 

Contact Information

Urban Analytics, Inc.
201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tel: 415-465-3545

nourzad at uanalytics dot com (tel: 415-465-3545)
waddell at uanalytics dot com  (tel: 510-926-5956)