Geoff Boeing is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and is the director of University of Southern California’s Urban Data Lab.
Boeing is a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was an assistant professor of Urban Informatics and Planning at Northeastern University. He received his doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a post-doctorate at Berkeley’s Urban Analytics Lab.
Boeing’s research revolves around city planning, urban form, data science, and urban informatics. Recent projects have focused on the nature and character of urban street networks around the world, and how spatial technologies and their data shape housing markets and our understanding of affordability. His recent research has been published in journals across scientific and policy disciplines, including The Lancet Global Health, the Journal of the American Planning Association, Applied Network Science, Geographical Analysis, Environment and Planning A and B, Frontiers in Neurology, and Urban Design International. He developed and maintains the OSMnx street network modeling software.
Boeing has presented his research at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and in plenary and keynote addresses at the AAG annual meeting and the Architect of the Future conference. His research has been shortlisted by the Information Is Beautiful Awards and the NetSci Visualization Awards and covered by The Economist, The Guardian, Forbes, Slate, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and many other media outlets. He has served as a consultant for several planning, policymaking, and public health organizations.
Areas of Expertise
- Urban planning
- Transportation planning
- Housing technology
- Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy
- Director of USC’s Urban Data Lab
- Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics and Planning at Northeastern University
- Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley