Kelly Clifton

Guest Professor, Hans Fischer Senior Fellow (TUM Institute for Advanced Study)

Technical University of Munich, Germany; Institute for Advanced Study (Lichtenbergstrasse 2 a, D-85748 Garching, Germany)





Dr. Clifton is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Urban Studies and Planning Program and is a fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions. Her research, teaching and service activities are focused on transportation and how human mobility is shaped by needs, activity demand, urban context, and technology. She is an internationally recognized expert on transport and land use interactions, travel behavior, pedestrian modeling, and equity in transportation policy. She bridges the fields of transportation engineering and planning and is known for qualitative and quantitative methodological research methods.


Research Interests

  • Travel Behavior: Assessing Demand for Activities and Travel
  • Transportation Policy
  • Land Use and Transport Interactions
  • Pedestrian Demand Modeling
  • Technology, Mobility and Demand
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Transportation, Environment and Energy
  • Equity for the Transport Disadvantaged
  • Mixed Methods: Bridging Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches