I’m D. Taylor Reich (they/them pronouns). I am a research associate at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, a global NGO advocating for sustainable and inclusive urban mobility in cities in low- and middle-income countries. I work on ITDP’s global metrics and indicators, most notably Pedestrians First, as well as carbon-emissions estimates. I’m especially interested in access-based metrics for urban mobility planning.
I’m from Arlington, Virginia. I currently live across the river in DC, and I have also lived in Providence, RI, and Amman, Jordan, where I learned to speak Arabic.
Outside of my work with ITDP, I also write independently on urban planning, transportation, history, and other topics. I was previously a Fulbright scholar studying housing policy. I have also briefly been a consultant, helping design and carry out a curriculum to help public school children participate in the civic process in Arlington. This website is my portfolio, although it hasn’t been updated to include most of my last two years of work at ITDP.
This site is divided into three sections. ‘Cities’ is the largest, and people who are looking at this page out of interest in my professional self should start there. But ‘Science’ and ‘Literature’ also contain a few pieces of my work that I’m proud of.