Jonas Hagen has worked on urban planning and transportation projects, both as an academic and practitioner, in New York City, Bogota, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, among other cities. He has worked at the United Nations, the New York City Department of Transportation, and was Deputy Brazil Country Director for the Institute for Transport and Development Policy (ITDP) from 2007-2011. Jonas has a BA in International Relations and an MS in Urban Affairs from Hunter College (City University of New York), and began his Ph.D. in Urban Planning at Columbia University in 2012. His research focuses on environmental and public health outcomes of transportation systems and his dissertation will examine the effects of automobile speed in urban areas. Jonas hopes to contribute his work experience and research skills to the work of CSUD.