Mathur, Shishir

Mathur, Shishir

Professor, Urban & Regional Planning
Professor/Academic, Coll of Business - Foundation





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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Planning, University of Washington
  • Master of Urban Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Architecture, Regional Engineering College Tiruchirappali, Tamil Nadu, India


Dr. Mathur is a professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State University. He has over 15 years of experience in academia, corporate sector, and consulting.

His body of work includes one book and more than 60 book-length manuscripts, book chapters, journal articles, working papers, conference papers/presentations, and consulting projects in the fields of urban & real estate economics, housing, public finance, international planning, growth management, land use planning, transportation planning, urban design, emergency management, and systems analysis.

Dr. Mathur serves as an affiliate faculty for the San José State University's first 'stand alone' doctoral program: An Ed.D. in educational leadership.



Vidyarthi, S., S. Mathur and S. Agarwal. Under contract. Understanding India's New Approach to Spatial Planning and Development: A Salient Shift? New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

Mathur, S. 2014. Innovation in Public Transport Finance: Property Value Capture. Surrey, U.K:Ashgate.
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Book-length peer-reviewed monographs

Mathur, S. and A. Smith. 2012. Decision Support Framework for Using Value Capture to Fund Public Transit: Lessons from Project-specific Analysis. San Jose, CA: Mineta Transportation Institute. 216 pages.

de Cerreno, A. and S. Mathur. 2006. High-Speed Rail Projects in the United States: Identifying the Elements of Success Part 2. San Jose, CA: Mineta Transportation Institute. 208 pages.

Peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters

Mathur, S. Accepted for Publication. Funding Public Transportation Through Special Assessment Districts: Addressing the Equity Concerns. Public Works Management & Policy.

Mathur, S. 2014. Special Assessment District’s Ability to Fund Transit: Lessons from Project-level Analysis. Transportation Research Record 2417(3):103–110..

Mathur, S. 2014. Impact of Urban Growth Boundary on Land and Housing Prices. Housing Studies 29(1):128–148.

Mathur, S. 2013. Do All Impact Fees Affect Housing Prices the Same? Journal of Planning Education and Research 33(4):442-455.

Mathur, S and A. Smith. 2013. Land Value Capture to Fund Public Transportation Infrastructure: Examination of Joint Development Projects’ Revenue Yield and Stability. Transport Policy 30: 327–335.

Mathur, S. and A. Smith. 2013. Transit Impact Fee: Enabling Statutes and Equity Concerns. Transportation Research Record 2346(2):13–22.

Mathur, S. and C. Ferrell. 2013. Impact of Sub-urban Transit-oriented Developments on Residential Property Values. Transportation Research Part A 47:42–55.

Mathur, S. 2013. Self-financing Urbanization: Insights From the Use of Town Planning Schemes in Ahmadabad, India. Cities 31:308–316.

Mathur, S. 2013. Use of Land Pooling and Reconstitution for Urban Development: Experiences from Gujarat, India. Habitat International 38:199–206.

Fauria, A. and S. Mathur. 2012. Impact of Targeted Redevelopment of Central Business District on Housing Prices in the Surrounding Neighborhoods: Evidence from Oakland, California. Journal of Urban Planning and Development 138(3): 244–253.

Ferrell, C. and S. Mathur. 2012. The Influence of Neighborhood Crime on Mode Choice. Transportation Research Record 2320:55–63.

Mathur, S. 2009. A Case Study of the Parks and Recreational General Obligation Bond Measure of San Jose, California. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management 4(2/11): 34–49.

Mathur, S., V. Shankar and S. Sitikariya. 2009. Factors That Influence a Jurisdiction’s Probability of Charging Impact Fees. Journal of Urban Planning and Development 135(3): 110–115.

Mathur, S. and S. Srinivasan. 2009. High-Speed Rail in the Midwest United States: Potential for Success. Theoretical and Empirical Researches in Urban Management 4(13): 59–74.

Mathur, S. 2008. Impact of Transportation and Other Jurisdictional-Level Infrastructure and Services on Housing Prices. Journal of Urban Planning and Development 134(1): 32–41.

Mathur, S. 2007. Do Impact Fees Raise the Price of Existing Housing? Housing Policy Debate 18(4): 635–659. With comment articles from Dr. Timothy Chapin (Florida State University) and Dr. David Crowe (National Association of Home Builders).

Mathur, S. 2006. Valuation of Local Public Goods and Services: A Note. In J. Carruthers and B. Mundy (eds.) Environmental Valuation: Intraregional and Interregional Perspectives. Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate.

Blanco, H. and S. Mathur. 2005. Extending the Emergency Management Toolbox with Problem-based Cases. Journal of Emergency Management 3(1): 14–18.

Mathur, S., P. Waddell and H. Blanco. 2004. Effect of Impact Fees on Price of New Single Family Housing. Urban Studies 41(7): 1303–1312.

Carlson, D. and S. Mathur. 2004. Can We Tell if Smart Growth Aids or Thwarts Affordable Housing? In A. Downs (ed.) Growth Management and Affordable Housing: Do They Conflict? Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.