Daniel Sperling | An Island Press Author

Daniel Sperling

Dr. Daniel Sperling is the Blue Planet Prize Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy and founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS–Davis) at the University of California, Davis. He has held the transportation seat on the California Air Resources Board since 2007 (appointed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown) and served as Chair of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies in 2015-16. Among his many prizes are the 2013 Blue Planet Prize from the Asahi Glass Foundation for being "a pioneer in opening up new fields of study to create more efficient, low-carbon, and environmentally beneficial transportation systems." He served twice as lead author for the IPCC (sharing the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize), has testified 7 times to the U.S. Congress, and provided 40 keynote presentations in the past five years. He has authored or coauthored over 250 technical papers and 12 books; is widely cited in leading newspapers; has been interviewed many times on NPR, including Science Friday, Talk of the Nation, and Fresh Air; and in 2009 was featured on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Webinar: Three Revolutions

From the Security and Sustainability Forum

There are Three Revolutions that can transform the passanger transit sector: autonomus cars, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy. The benefits to society of the three revolutions will be massive:...

There are Three Revolutions that can transform the passanger transit sector: autonomus cars, electric vehicles, and the sharing economy. The benefits to society of the three revolutions will be massive: trillions of dollars in cost savings globally, sharply reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and more mobility for everyone, including thoes who are disadvantaged. But, can we get there? In this 90-minute webinar, panelists Robin Chase, Co-founder of Zipcar, and Dr. Austin Brown, Executive Director of UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, discuss with Island Press author Dr. Daniel Sperling about what could be and what needs to happen to get us there. Listen to this riviting conversation. 

The webinar was hosted by the Security and Sustainability Forum and Island Press

“Three Revolutions” in Transport: Interview of Dan Sperling on Bloomberg TV

Professor Dan Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies talks about ride-sharing and the future of self-driving cars in an interview on Bloomberg TV, the world's...

Professor Dan Sperling, director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies talks about ride-sharing and the future of self-driving cars in an interview on Bloomberg TV, the world's most-watched business news network. Professor Sperling is the author of Three Revolutions: Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future, published in March 2018 by Island Press.