Richard William Willson, Ph.D.
- Ph.D. in Urban Planning, 1991.
Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles.
Major field: Urban Transportation Policy.
Dissertation: Employer Parking Subsidies, Mode Choice, and Public Policy.
Dissertation Committee: Donald Shoup, Martin Wachs, Kenneth Small, Bryan Ellickson, and Robin Liggett.
- Master of Planning, 1983.
School of Urban and Regional Planning.
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California.
- Bachelor of Environmental Studies, Honors Urban and Regional Planning, 1978.
School of Environmental Studies.
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
- Department of Urban and Regional Planning, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Located in the
College of Environmental Design, the Department offers accredited graduate and undergraduate planning degrees with a learn by doing educational philosophy.
- Professor, 1992 – 2002; 2003 – present
- Associate Professor, 1986 – 1992
EXAMPLES OF RESEARCH WRITING
Willson, Richard. 2021. Reflective Planning Practice: Theory, Cases, and Methods. New York, NY: Routledge.
Willson, Richard. 2018. A Guide for the Idealist: Launching and Navigating Your Planning Career. New York, NY: Routledge.
Willson, Richard. 2015. Parking Management for Smart Growth. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
Published by the China Architecture & Building Press, by arrangement with Island Press, in 2018. ISBN 978-7-112-23167-6
Willson, Richard. 2013. Parking Reform Made Easy. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
Published by the China Architecture & Building Press, by arrangement with Island Press, in 2018. ISBN 978-7-112-23093-8
Painting and Drawing
• Landscape oil paintings in the plein air style, with a focus on interpretation of urban scenes.
• Studio oil paintings of urban scenes.
• Chalk pastel on paper, urban scenes and portraiture.
Solo show: Bottomfeeder: Views from the Arroyos. Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA. Show featured paintings, video,
Curated and displayed work in Positively 4th Street, a show documenting the encounter of two artists (Roderick Smith and Richard Willson) and a writer (D.J. Waldie) with the iconic downtown Los Angeles bridge. Huntley Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2018, January 27 through April 12, 2018. Show selected as one of KCRW’s “Five design things to do this week” January 22, 2018. Video of artists’ talk available at https://vimeo.com/253885010
“Cottonwood” painting featured on the cover of Environs, the magazine of the College of Environmental Design at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Fall, 2017 issue.