Paul Waddell, Urban Scientist, Planner & Innovator
In early 2016, Paul Waddell launched a new venture, UrbanSim, Inc., and joined Berkeley Lab as a Research Scientist. Paul conducts research and designs technology for modeling and planning in the domains of land use, housing, economic, geography, transportation, and the environment. UrbanSim is an open source micro-simulation model system. This model is used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations for land use and transportation planning purposes in a variety of U.S. metropolitan areas and internationally including here in Canada. His research has been published broadly in journals related to planning, geography, transportation, and urban economics.