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
    Apr 26, 2016
    Street Fight, a new book about New York’s efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle amenities, is also relevant to Charlotte or any city feeling the tension between today’s auto-addicted culture and a growing chorus wanting more balance in the transportation system.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Apr 26, 2016
    Street Fight, a new book about New York’s efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle amenities, is also relevant to Charlotte or any city feeling the tension between today’s auto-addicted culture and a growing chorus wanting more balance in the transportation system.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Feb 17, 2016
    As Charlotte city planners undertake a revamp of the zoning code—as rapid development continues—a detailed time line presented to a City Council committee might shave as much as a year off the lengthy process.
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Feb 17, 2016
    As Charlotte city planners undertake a revamp of the zoning code—as rapid development continues—a detailed time line presented to a City Council committee might shave as much as a year off the lengthy process.
  • plancharlotte.org
    Dec 02, 2015
    It’s been six weeks since “complete streets” advocate Gil Penalosa arrived in Charlotte for a visit and multiple presentations. And I got a sense that an important corner had been turned for this city built primarily for cars. Commentary
  • ui.uncc.edu
    Dec 02, 2015
    It’s been six weeks since “complete streets” advocate Gil Penalosa arrived in Charlotte for a visit and multiple presentations. And I got a sense that an important corner had been turned for this city built primarily for cars. Commentary
  • 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)