Kari Watkins

Kari Watkins
Frederick Law Olmsted Assistant Professor

Dr. Kari Watkins uses technology and design to create a more livable and sustainable transportation system. She focuses on innovations that improve active transportation modes such as walking and biking and collective transportation modes such as transit and rideshare. Check out the open-source OneBusAway transit information apps, student lead non-profit MARTA Army, and the Cycle Atlanta program for some examples of her social innovation work.

Courses Taught

Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019, Fall 2018, Spring 2018, Fall 2017, Summer 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
CEE 4090A

Capstone Design is an interdisciplinary civil and environmental design experience.  Students form teams of 3 – 5 people, and these teams function as “companies” that provide consulting services to a selected sponsor on a specific design project.

Spring 2021, Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Summer 2017
CEE 4660

Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
CEE 4610

Planning, design and operation of systems of air, rail, water and highway facilities, including those for bicycles and pedestrians. In this course, we will focus on the need, purpose and design for multimodality.  Why is a multimodal transportation system important?