Urban Studies & Planning

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel

Minte
Associate Professor
Email:
Phone:
818) 677-7246
Office location:
Sierra Hall 214A

Biography

Education

  • Ph.D., 2007, Hokkaido University, Urban and Environmental Engineering/planning
  • M. Eng., 2004, Hokkaido University, Urban and Environmental Engineering/planning
  • B.Sc., 2001, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Urban Planning
  • Adv. Diploma, 1996, Ethiopian Civil Service University, Urban Engineering

Courses Taught

  • URBS 150 – Urban Scene
  • URBS 250 – Planning for the Multi-ethnic City
  • URBS 350 – Third World Cities
  • URBS 450 – Urban Problems Seminar
  • URBS 480 – Transportation Planning
  • URBS 494 – Internship
  • URBS 490C – Field work
  • URBS 610 – Contemporary Urban Planning

Selected Publications and Presentations

BOOK:

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel. (2011). “Planning and Decision Models for an Integrated Public Transportation: Tools for a Developing City”, VDM publishing

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PAPERS:

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Andrew Kent, “Measuring Walk Access to Transit in terms of Sidewalk Availability, Quality and Connectivity”, Journal of Urban Planning and Development (in press, scheduled to be published in Fall 2015)

Craig Olwert, Jose Tchopourian, Vicente O. Arellano, Mintesnot G Woldeamanuel, “Stranding Cycling Transit Users on Los Angeles’ Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit” Journal of Public Transportation, 18 (1): 1-15, 2015.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Andrew Kent, “Determinants of Per Capita Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT): The Case of California” Journal of Transportation Research Forum, Vol.53, No. 3, pp 35-46, 2014.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, “Younger Teens Mode Choice for School Trips: Do Parent’s Attitudes towards Safety and Traffic Conditions along the School Route Matter?” International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, August, 2014.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and Erin Welle, “Analyzing Mode-Switching Behavior in Response to Transit-Oriented Developments”, Studies in Regional Science Vol. 42, No. 3, pp  607-620, 2012

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, "Evaluating the Competitiveness of Intercity Buses in Terms of Sustainability Indicators", Journal of Public Transportation, Vol.15, No. 3, pp 77-96, 2012.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, “Stopping Behavior of Drivers at Stop-Controlled Intersections: Compositional and Contextual Analysis” Journal of Transport Research Forum Vol.51, No. 3, Page 109-123, 2012.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, Cyganski Rita, Schulz Angelika, Justen Andreas. (2009) "Variation of Households’ Car Ownership across Time: Application of a Panel Data Model." Transportation, Springer Journal, Vol. 36 (4), pp 371-387

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2008). “Modeling the Relationship between Travelers’ Level of Satisfaction and Their Mode Choice Behavior using Ordinal Models.” Journal of Transport Research Forum, Vol. 47 (2), pp. 103-118

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2008). "Demand Responsive Route Design: GIS Application to Link Downtowns with Expansion Areas." Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 11 (1), pp. 43-62

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2007). "Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Public Transportation Development Projects using Analytic Network Process (ANP)." Journal of Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS), Vol. 7, pp. 223-237, 2007

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2007). "Evaluation of Bus Routes Performance in Addis Ababa City using Stochastic Frontier Model." Journal of Infrastructural Planning, JSCE, Vol. 24, pp. 447-458

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2007). "Diagnostic Evaluation of Public Transportation Mode Choice in the City of Addis Ababa." Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 10 (4), pp. 27-50

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2006) "Application of Logical Planning Model for Urban Transport Improvement Programs in the city of Addis Ababa." Journal of Regional Science Association International (JSRSAI), Studies in Regional Science Vol. 36 (3), pp. 663-682

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano. (2005). "Modeling the Relationship between Seasonal Constraints and Modal Choice Characteristics of High School Students in Snowy Regions", Journal of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, Vol. 6, pp. 1844 - 1857

 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND ENCYCLOPEDIA:

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and Jose Palma, “Are You Really Listening to Me? Planning with the Community in Urban Revitalization Projects”, in Untamed Urbanism edited by Mark Swilling, Adriana Allen and Andrea Lamps, Taylor & Francis, August 2015.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and Liza Wright, “Demand-Responsive Transit”, in Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy edited by Mark Garrett, SAGE 2014.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and Manuel Araujo, "Integrated Transportation and Urban Land Use Planning Models", in Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy edited by Mark Garrett, SAGE, 2014.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel and Dorian Aguilar, "Transportation Planning in Africa", in Encyclopedia of Transportation: Social Science and Policy edited by Mark Garrett, SAGE, 2014.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, Helen Cox, Hamik Hartounian and Andrew Somers “Transportation Planning for a Commuter’s Campus: A Study on Transportation Preferences and Commuting Behavior”, The 14th California Higher Education Sustainability Conference (CHESC), San Francesco State University, CA.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, “Sustainable Path to African Urban Development: The Case of the Transportation Sector” European Conference on African Studies, July 8-10, 2015, Paris, France.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, “When the Wait Seems Longer: Evaluating Bus Stop Quality and Accessibility in Los Angeles” 2014 ACSP 54th Annual Conference October 30 through November 2, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Craig Olwert, Jose Tchopourian, Vicente Arellano and Mintesnot Woldeamanuel “Stranding Cycling Transit Users on Los Angeles’ Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit” 2014 ACSP 54th Annual Conference October 30 through November 2, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beth Lansky, Anu Thakur, Gigi Hessamian, Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, Nina Golden, Ashley Samson, “GE Rubric/Assessment at CSUN: Starting Small and Scaling Up” WASC Academic Resource Conference, April 23-25, 2014, Los Angeles, CA

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, “Sustainable path to African Urban Development: BRT and LRT in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”, Third Annual African Studies Symposium, April 22, 2014, Northridge CA.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Andrew Kent, “The Impact of Active Transportation Choices in Reducing Per Capita Vehicle-Miles Traveled (VMT): The Case of California” The 55th Annual Conference of Transportation Research Forum, San Jose, CA, March 13-15, 2014

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, Craig Olwert and Manuel Araujo, “Multimodality and Active Living: Connectivity of the Bus Rapid Transit with Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities”, The 2014 Annual Conference of Active Living Research, San Diego, CA, March 9-12, 2014

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Kenya Covington," Public Transit Spatial Mismatch in Los Angeles Suburbs: Socio-spatial Distribution of Service Quality, Neighborhood Need, and Labor Force Participation ", 91st Annual Conference of Transport Research Board (TRB), Washington DC, January 12-16, 2014.

Mintesnot Woldeamanuel, “The Three Major Issues of the 21st Century Urbanization”, Seminar of Sustainable Urbanization in Quito, Ecuador, March 25-30, 2013

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Daniel Duballe, “Promoting Health through the Built Environment: Measuring Walk Access to Transit in terms of Sidewalk Availability, Quality and Connectivity”, the 10th Annual Conference of Active Living Research, San Diego, CA, February 26 - 28, 2013.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Daniel Duballe, “Measuring Walking Access to Parks in Terms of Sidewalk Availability, Quality, and Connectivity”, the 43rd Annual Conference of Urban Affairs, San Francisco, CA,  Apr 3- 6, 2013.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, “Causality between Parents’ Attitudes towards Walking/biking Environments and Mode Choice to Their Children”, 13th International Conference on Travel Behavior Research, Toronto, July 2012.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, “The Effect of Attitude on Mode Choice: Evidence from NHTS 2009”, The 53rd Annual Transportation Research Forum, Tampa, FL, March 15-17, 2012

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Rita Cyganski, “Subjective Assessment of Access to Public Transportation”, The 9th Annual Conference of Active Living Research, San Diego, CA, March 12-14, 2012

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, “Attitudes Towards Walk/Bike Issues and Its Influence on Students' Travel Behavior: Evidence from NHTS, 2009”, The 9th Annual Conference of Active Living Research, San Diego, CA, March 12-14, 2012

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, Rita Cyganski, “Factors Affecting Travelers’ Satisfaction with Accessibility to Public Transportation” European Transport Conference 2011, Glasgow, Scotland, October 10-12, 2011

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Nathanael Hankes, “To Stop or Not to Stop? Factors Affecting the Stopping Behavior of Drivers at Stop-Sign Controlled Intersections", 90th Annual Conference of Transport Research Board (TRB), Washington DC, January 23-27, 2011

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Patrick Brama, “Summer-Winter Mode Choice Behavior of University Students” 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference, April 27-28, 2010, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel and Erin Welle, “Likelihood of Modal Switch: Can Travel Habit Change?” 21st Annual Transportation Research Conference, April 27-28, 2010, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Mintesnot G. Woldeamanuel, Rita Cyganski, Angelika Schulz and Andreas Justen, "Variation of Households' Car Ownership across Time: Application of Panel data Model", 88th Annual Conference of Transport Research Board (TRB), Washington DC, January 11-15, 2009

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano, “Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Public Transportation Development Projects using Analytic Network Process (ANP)”, the 7th conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS), Dalian, China, September 24-27, 2007

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano, “The Effect of Travelers’ Level of Satisfaction on Transportation Mode Choice: an Input for Policy Analysis”, The 11th World Conference on Transportation Research (WCTR) Berkley, California, June 24-28, 2007

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano, “Evaluation of Bus Routes Performance in Addis Ababa City using Stochastic Frontier Model”, Proceeding of Infrastructure Planning Review, No. 34, 2006, Takamatsu, Japan, 2006

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano, "Modeling the Relationship Between Seasonal Constraints and Modal Choice Characteristics of High School Students in Snowy Regions", the 6th conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transport Studies (EASTS), Bangkok, Thailand, September 21-24, 2005

Mintesnot Gebeyehu and Shin-ei Takano, “Citizen’s Attitude, Existing Challenges and Prospects of Bus Transportation in The City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”, proceeding of Japanese Society of Civil Engineers, No 59, 2005, Tokyo, Japan, 2005

Mintesnot Gebeyehu, Yoshitaka Koyama, Shin-ei Takano, “Bus Route Network Analysis for High School Trips in Urban Periphery of Sapporo City”, proceeding of Japanese Society of Civil Engineers, No 58, 2004, Nagoya, Japan, 2004

 

Research and Interests

Dr. Mintesnot Woldeamanuel enjoys all aspects of urban planning but he is most interested in the functional relationship between urban land use and transportation. He has conducted extensive research and written on the relationship among travel behavior, the environment and urban form focusing on transportation mode choice and spatial analysis. His research interest includes public transportation policies and its impact on the environment, spatial and network analysis, mode choice, urban transportation service quality assessment and application of Geographic Information systems (GIS) for transportation.

His is also interested in comprehensive urban transportation planning, urban land use planning, travel behavior analysis, community development and sustainability. Prior to joining California State University, Northridge, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the Planning and Community Development Program of Saint Cloud State University, and as a Research Fellow in Transportation Research Institute of German Aerospace Center (DLR).