“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Paul Leonhardt, AICP

Senior Planner

Paul is a true planning nerd who can spend hours walking cities and watching what Jane Jacobs called the “sidewalk ballet.” He is particularly interested in the intersection of transportation and land use and how we can leverage transportation patterns to create truly livable neighborhoods. Paul is bringing this passion to UrbanTrans to create TDM plans and programs that make transportation a more enjoyable experience and improve our transportation systems bit by bit. He is excited about helping individuals and organizations achieve mobility solutions that lead to increased quality of life and improved infrastructure utilization. Especially, Paul is intrigued about the potential of mobility planning to shape land use and create places people want to live in.

Paul is joining UrbanTrans with four years of experience in land use and transportation planning. Since early childhood, Paul was yearning to see and understand the world. As a geography major, and having lived and worked in three countries, Paul loves to incorporate concepts from adjacent disciplines and other parts of the world to his projects.

In support of UrbanTrans’ programs, Paul creates and analyzes surveys that allow clients to distinguish commuting patterns and the potential for innovative mobility solutions. Paul’s work is thorough with an eye on determining interesting patterns in the data that other people may overlook. Paul has a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and Master-level degree in Geography from Dresden University of Technology in Germany.