William Riggs

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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Introductory Population Analysis with Excel

Whether you're new to population analysis or just need a refresher, this course offers a comprehensive overview of the steps necessary to conduct analysis and develop projections using publicly available...

51 min
Introductory Housing Analysis with Excel

Planners play a crucial role in making housing more affordable and livable. In this course, you will learn about basic market principles, how to judge housing needs, and how to meet that housing need...

56 min AICP CM
Introductory Urban Economics Analysis with Excel

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29 min
Quantum GIS Bootcamp

Ever been frustrated with the cost of ArcGIS or related software? Use a Mac or operating system that won’t run ESRI software? This course gets you started with Quantum GIS or QGIS, a free, open source GIS...

57 min AICP CM
Beyond Complete Streets for Walking and Biking

This course covers current practices in planning and implementation of infrastructure for biking and walking.

55 min AICP CM, CNU-A