Rayman Mohamed

Rayman Mohamed

Chair and Associate Professor
Graduate Director


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Curriculum vitae

Rayman Mohamed


Urban Studies and Planning

Dr. Rayman Mohamed has a varied research background. He has researched topics as varied as conservation subdivisions, brownfields redevelopment, behavioral psychology in planning, climate change in China, and transportation safety. His current research centers on intersections between urban planning, transportation, and health.

He served for many years as the track chair and co-track chair of the Land Use track at the annual conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. He was National Conference Chair for the conference between 2013 and 2017.

Dr. Mohamed is PI or co-PI on over 3.4M in grants, including a recently announced NSF training grant for 2.9M on which he is a co-PI.


  • Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell
  • M.Sc., Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida
  • B. Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Guyana

Awards and grants

  • 2017, Michigan Health Endowment Fund, BusMe: An e-health Platform to Reduce Pediatric Health Disparities by Improving Public Transportation Access in Detroit, $100,000 (Joint PI).

  • 2015, Wayne State University Pilot Grant, Transportation, Health, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of the M-1 Rail, $100,000 (PI).

  • 2014, U-Haul International, Moving to Opportunity: U-Haul’s Local Economic Impact and Contributions to Residential Mobility, $105,000 (PI).

  • 2012, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, An Analysis of the Demand for Shuttle Service from Metro Airport, $29,000 (co-PI).

Selected publications

Mohamed, R, (2017), Why might developers be reluctant to build conservation subdivisions? Insights from spatial regression analysis, Urban Affairs Review.

Mohamed, R. Boyle, R., and Tangari, J., (2016), Adaptive reuse: A review and analysis of its relationship to the 3 E’s of sustainability, Facilities, 35, (3/4), 138 - 154.

Mohamed, R., vom Hofe, R. and Mazumder, S., 2014, Jurisdictional spillover effects of sprawl on injuries and fatalities, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 72, (1), 9-16.

Mohamed, R. (2013) Does the endowment effect influence outcomes in takings cases? An exploratory look at some important cases and suggestions for additional research, Journal of Planning Education and Research 33, (2), 194-203.

Currently teaching

  •  UP 6470, Environmental Planning

  •  UP 6120, Planning Studies and Methods

  •  UP 6320, Quantitative Techniques in Planning