Martin Zimmerman

Green Mobility Planning Studio, USA
Director

Biography

Martin has published more than 120 articles and reviews on urban development topics in the Washington Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Urban Land, APA Planning, Blueprints Journal of the National Building Museum, the Charlotte Observer and other media. His emphasis at Green Mobility Planning Studio USA is on sustainable city research and policy, urban journalism and balanced transportation solutions. He capped off a career as an architect and urban designer as Director of Facilities Planning for UNC Charlotte (1992-2001) during which time the campus experienced unprecedented growth. His mission as ED for the Charlotte Area Bicycle Alliance (2003-2012) was to integrate bicycling and walking into an auto dominant travel culture. Martin is Vice Chair of BikeWalk North Carolina, Sustain Charlotte's Transportation Choices Alliance, and is a member of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. He travels to cities in the U.S. and abroad in search of urban innovation ideas. He does not own a car.

Articles

  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 24, 2015
    Is tactical urbanism gaining a toehold in Charlotte? Recent events bode well. (Commentary)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 24, 2015
    Is tactical urbanism gaining a toehold in Charlotte? Recent events bode well. (Commentary)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Nov 13, 2014
    Charlotte's bicycling community has seen indications of an evolving bicycle culture and strong public support. It is time for the city to collect the data needed to understand and build on these trends. (Commentary)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Nov 13, 2014
    Charlotte's bicycling community has seen indications of an evolving bicycle culture and strong public support. It is time for the city to collect the data needed to understand and build on these trends. (Commentary)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 25, 2014
    Charlotte can learn a lot from Malmo, Sweden, which has steered residents away from cars to bikes, buses and high-speed trains. Commentary. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 25, 2014
    Charlotte can learn a lot from Malmo, Sweden, which has steered residents away from cars to bikes, buses and high-speed trains. Commentary. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Sep 13, 2013
    A University City-area rezoning petition up for a public hearing Monday raises serious questions about whether the city can stand behind its plans for transit-friendly development along the proposed Blue Line Extension light rail line. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Sep 13, 2013
    A University City-area rezoning petition up for a public hearing Monday raises serious questions about whether the city can stand behind its plans for transit-friendly development along the proposed Blue Line Extension light rail line. (Photo: Martin Zimmerman)
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Jun 11, 2013
    Density is important in making neighborhoods walkable, but other things are, too, says author Julie Campoli. Her new book helps readers recognize them. (Photo: Used with permission, Julie Campoli © 2012)
  • plancharlotte.org
    Jun 11, 2013
    Density is important in making neighborhoods walkable, but other things are, too, says author Julie Campoli. Her new book helps readers recognize them. (Photo: Used with permission, Julie Campoli © 2012)