Nixon, Hilary

Nixon, Hilary

Dept Chair, Urban & Regional Planning
Professor/Academic, San Jose State University




Preferred: (408) 924-5852


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Irvine, 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Planning, Policy and Design, University of California, Irvine, 2006


Dr. Hilary Nixon has been a faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning since 2006, specializing in environmental planning and policy. Her research explores pro-environmental behaviors such as household hazardous waste recycling. She teaches a variety of courses in environmental planning as well as history and theory of urban planning and policy analysis. In addition, she serves as a Research Associate with the Mineta Transportation Institute where her work focuses primarily on the relationship between transportation and the environment. Recent published reports include: An Examination of Women’s Representation and Participation in Bicycle Advisory Committees in California (2012); Low Stress Bicycling and Network Connectivity (2012); What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results From Year 2 of a National Survey (2011); Understanding Preferences for Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Technologies (2011); What Do Americans Think About Federal Transportation Tax Options? Results From a National Survey (2010); Linking Highway Improvements to Changes in Land Use with Quasi-Experimental Research Design: A Better Forecasting Tool for Transportation Decision-Making (2009); and “Green” Transportation Taxes and Fees: A Survey of Californians (2009). Her research has also been published in the following journals: Environment & Behavior; Environmental Modeling & Assessment; Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development; Journal of Environmental Management; Journal of Environmental Planning and Management; Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice; Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment.