William (Billy) Riggs, Ph.D., AICP, LEED AP is a nationally recognized professor, consultant, and strategist. His research focuses on policy and innovation related to transportation, housing, economics, and emerging technology, and he has over 50 publications in these areas, which has been featured in multiple national media outlets—including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the Atlantic.He currently holds a professorship in policy and management at University of San Francisco and is Principal and Director of Research at Sustinere Consulting. In the past he has held additional academic appointments at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Jose State University and the University of Louisville. In addition to his academic capacity Dr. Riggs also has over 15 years of experience as a practicing policy maker and planner, including work as the Transportation Program Manager for UC Berkeley, a planner for the US Coast Guard, and service as a Planning Commissioner for the City of San Luis Obispo. He has He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley, and is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Transportation Economics.
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