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Jan Whittington

Jan Whittington

Associate Professor @ University of Washington - United States of America

Bio

Dr. Jan Whittington is an Associate Professor of the Department of Urban Design and Planning, the founding Director of the Urban Infrastructure Lab (https://uil.be.uw.edu/), Associate Faculty at the Tech Policy Lab, at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a former strategic planner for the international infrastructure developer, Bechtel Corporation (https://urbdp.be.uw.edu/people/jan-whittington/). She is a global expert in infrastructure economics, climate-smart capital planning, and city climate finance. For the World Bank’s City Creditworthiness Initiative, she has worked with municipalities in 23 countries at the intersection of climate change and capital planning. Her publications address climate change through capital investment planning, the evaluation of smart city infrastructure systems, and the efficiency of public-private contractual arrangements for infrastructure. Her PhD (2008) is in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was advised by economic Nobel laureate Oliver Williamson. She holds bachelor degrees in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1987) and a masters from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1993).