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Andrew Goetz

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Visiting Fellow
University of Denver
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Professor Andrew Goetz

Professor Andrew Goetz is a co-author of four books, including Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018)

Andrew R. Goetz is a Professor in the Department of Geography & the Environment and a faculty associate in the Transportation Institute, Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, the Scrivner Institute for Public Policy, and the Urban Studies program at the University of Denver USA. He is a co-author of four books, including Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on a wide variety of transportation and urban studies topics, including urban, metropolitan, and statewide transportation planning and policy; transport sustainability; urban planning and smart growth; environmental impacts of transportation; transit planning; transit funding and financing; transportation infrastructure investment and urban/economic growth; transit-oriented development; intermodal transportation; freight transportation; air transportation; airport planning; and high-speed rail. Prof. Goetz is currently a member of the scientific committee of Cluster 1: Transport Infrastructure Impacts and Evaluation in the Network of European Communications and Transportation Activities Research (NECTAR), and the Treasurer of the Commission on Transport and Geography in the International Geographical Union. He was awarded a U.S. Fulbright Global Scholar fellowship to teach and conduct research at the University of Malta from February to May 2023. His research project focused on the impacts of low-cost airlines on air transport and tourism development in Malta. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy in December 2017, and a Visiting Fellow in Humanities also at the University of Bologna in 2009. Prof. Goetz served as associate editor of the Journal of Transport Geography from 2004-2012, and still serves on its editorial board along with the World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research. He received the 2010 Edward L. Ullman Award from the American Association of Geographers for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography.

At Clare Hall, Andrew is accompanied by his wife, Andrea Gelfuso Goetz, Environmental Attorney and Author. Andrea teaches courses in Energy Law and Wind Law for Texas A&M University, USA.

Select publications

  • Goetz, Andrew R. 2023. The Interstate Highway 70 reconstruction project in Denver: repeating a 1960s planning failure? In Robin Hickman and Christine Hannigan (eds), Discourse Analysis in Transport and Urban Development, London: Edward Elgar, pp. 97-111.
  • Goetz, Andrew R. 2019. Transport challenges in rapidly growing cities: is there a magic bullet? Transport Reviews 39 (6): 701-705.
  • Goetz, Andrew R. and Eric Boschmann. 2018. Metropolitan Denver: Growth and Change in the Mile-High City. Metropolitan Portraits series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Goetz, Andrew R., & Lucy Budd, eds. 2014. The Geographies of Air Transport. Farnham, England: Ashgate.
  • Ratner, Keith A. and Andrew R. Goetz. 2013. The Reshaping of Land Use and Urban Form in Denver through Transit-Oriented Development. Cities 30: 31-46.
  • Goetz, Andrew R. and Timothy M. Vowles. 2009. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: 30 Years of US Airline Deregulation. Journal of Transport Geography 17(4): 251-263.
  • Goetz, Andrew R. and Brian J. Graham. 2004. Air transport globalization, liberalization and sustainability: post-2001 policy dynamics in the United States and Europe. Journal of Transport Geography 12: 265-276.
  • Goetz, Andrew R. and Christopher J. Sutton. 1997. The Geography of Deregulation in the U.S. Domestic Airline Industry. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 87(2): 238-263.

Select Awards

  • U.S. Fulbright Global Scholar Award, Malta, 2023
  • Edward L. Ullman Award for Significant Contributions to Transportation Geography from the American Association of Geographers, 2010
  • Honorary Brian Hoyle Lecturer Award in Transport Geography from the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers, 2013
  • Lifetime Honorary Member, Steering Committee, International Geographical Union Commission on Transport and Geography, 2020-

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