Part Time Faculty
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- Current research project: autonomous vehicle research focusing on training and education needs of Urban Planners to implement autonomous vehicles in the planning process. National Survey of planners has been completed currently analyzing the data.
Saghir, C., & Sands, G. (2015). What Do City Planners Need to Know? When Do They Need to Know It?, International Journal of Social Science Studies, 3(2), 21-29. http://redfame.com/journal/index.php/ijsss/article/view/652/593
Saghir, C.,(2012). "A Needs Assessment Of Knowledge, Skills, And Values For Urban Planning Professionals Based On Competencies Set Forth By Professional Planning Organizations". Wayne State University Dissertations. 617.
Interviewed to develop: Southeast Michigan Council of Governments: Innovative Traffic Data Quality Assurance/Quality Control Procedures and Automating AADT Estimation. Published by Federal Highway Administration. (2017). https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/rsdp/downloads/fhwasa17035.pdf
Participated on a technical panel to develop: Assessment of Insourcing/Outsourcing Practices for Traffic Monitoring Data. Published by Federal Highway Administration. (2016). https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policyinformation/travel_monitoring/pubs/pl16024/
UP 6520 Transportation Policy and Planning
The course introduces students to the role of transportation in land use planning. It features enlightening lectures, guest speakers, video documentaries, and a field trip.