Diane Davis

Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD)

Diane Davis is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (GSD). She leads a project funded by the Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) called “Transforming Urban Transport –­ The Role of Political Leadership” (TUT)” that identifies actionable knowledge drawn from case study analysis of eight different cities around the world – Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Seoul, Stockholm, and Vienna – where leading actors have successfully introduced policies that fundamentally transformed their cities’ transportation landscapes.