David King

Assistant Professor
TEMPE Campus


David King researches the codependence of transportation and land use planning along with transportation finance and economics. Of particular interest are transportation policies such as parking management, taxi services and microtransit, all of which integrate with land use planning. His work on finance examines how existing and new finance tools can raise revenues for more effective and just transportation systems. His current research focuses on taxi and jitney services, informal transit, street design, and how new technologies affect transportation finance and local policy.

In addition to academic accomplishments, King is a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Paratransit Committee and frequently consults with private firms and public organizations about challenges and opportunities in passenger travel, especially with regard to demographic and technological change.

King completed his doctorate at the University of California Los Angeles and a master's in urban and regional planning at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota.


  • Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.U.R.P. Urban and Regional Planning, University of Minnesota
  • B.S. Urban Studies, University of Minnesota


Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
PUP 501 Planning, History and Theory
GCU 690 Reading and Conference
PUP 692 Research
Spring 2018
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PUP 492 Honors Directed Study
PUP 544 Urban Land Use Planning
PUP 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 501 Planning History and Theory
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
PUP 544 Urban Land Use Planning
PUP 580 Practicum