Florida State University

Department of Urban & Regional Planning

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Michael Duncan

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest: Transportation planning and policy, transportation and land use connections, station area planning, bike/pedestrian planning, travel behavior

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Curriculum Vitae


Professor Duncan’s main interest lies in transportation planning, especially as this relates to building regions with sustainable transport systems and development patterns. Specific topics of interest have included:

Measuring property value impacts of transportation investments
Evaluating the merits and effectiveness of park-and-ride transit facilities
The adoption and effectiveness of bike and pedestrian plans
Transit oriented development for aging populations

While varied, these topic areas are unified by their focus on assessing the viability of various approaches to reducing dependence on automobile travel. In terms of his methodological approach to research, Dr. Duncan generally makes use of quantitative analysis, where he draws on his professional experience as a travel demand modeler and GIS analyst.


PhD, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley 2007
MCP, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley 2000
BS, Geography, University of Utah 1997

Selected Publications

Duncan, M. (in press). Would the replacement of park-and-ride facilities with transit-oriented development reduce vehicle kilometers traveled in an auto-oriented US region? Transport Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tranpol.2017.12.005

Brown, J., Duncan, M., Horner, M., Bond, M., & Wood, J. (2018). Provider Perspectives on Six Strategies to Overcome the Barriers to Older Adult Use of Alternative Transportation Services: Evidence from Seven Communities. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 6 (2), 237-245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cstp.2018.04.004

Duncan, M. (2016). How much can trip chaining reduce VMT? A simplified method. Transportation, 43 (4), 643-659. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11116-015-9610-5

Wood, B., Horner, M., Duncan, M., & Valdez-Torres, Y. (2016). Aging Populations and Transit Oriented Development: Socioeconomic, Demographic, and Neighborhood Trends from 2000 and 2010. Transportation Research Record, 2598, 75-83. https://doi.org/10.3141/2598-09

Chapin, T., Duncan, M., Horner, M., Crute, J., Costello, K., Williams, A., Riemondy, A., & Stansbury, C. (2016). Assessing the Property Impacts of Sunrail Stations (Contract BDV30 943-20). Florida Department of Transportation. http://www.fdot.gov/transit/Pages/BDV30-943-20FinalReport.pdf

Horner, M., Duncan, M., Wood, B., Valdez Torres, Y., & Stansbury, C. (2015). Do aging populations have differential accessibility to activities? Analyzing the spatial structure of social, professional, and business opportunities. Travel Behavior and Society, 2 (3), 182-191. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2015.03.002

Duncan, M., Charness, N., Chapin, T., Horner, M., Stevens, L., Richard, A., Sounders, D., Crute, J., Riemondy, A., & Morgan, D. (2015). Enhanced mobility for Aging Populations