University of New Mexico

Greg Rowangould

Assistant Professor  | CCEE Department


Gregory Rowangould, PhD

I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at the University of New Mexico since 2012. I am also the co-director of the New Mexico Local Technical Assistance Center (NMLTAP). My research aims to create more sustainable communities and cities by improving how transportation planning decisions are made and evaluated. My current research focuses on several areas related to these aims:

  1.  Developing new methods for evaluating the air quality and public health impacts of long range regional transportation plans and major transportation projects,
  2. Forecasting the potential traffic, land development, energy demand and environmental affects of autonomous vehicles,
  3. Investigating the effectiveness of the current federal long range regional transportation planning framework,
  4. Evaluating how pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure affects the demand for walking and bicycling,
  5. Increasing pedestrian and bicyclist safety in Albuquerque.


Please contact me if you would like more information about our ongoing or past research, or if you are a student interested in joining my research group at UNM (undergraduate and graduate student research positions are availble).

New Research Published

  • Tayarani, M., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Poorfakhraei, A., Rowangould, G. (2018). Evaluating the cumulative impacts of a long range regional transportation plan: Particulate matter exposure, greenhouse gas emissions, and transportation system performance. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 63, 261–275.
  • Tayarani, M., Poorfakhraei, A., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Rowangould, G. (2018). Can regional transportation and land-use planning achieve deep reductions in GHG emissions from vehicles? Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 63, 222–235.
  • Rowangould, G., Nadafianshahamabadi, R., Poorfakhraei, A., 2018. Programming Flexible Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program Funds: Best Practices for State DOTs. Transportation Research Record .

Gregory Rowangould, PhD

Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering MSC01 1070 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

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