Richard Crepeau


Ph.D., Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine, 1995

Research and Interests

My primary research explores the intersection between land use and transportation policies, focusing primarily on the evaluation of travel behavior and the use of GIS to quantify patterns of land use. I also have an interest in property and regulation, and am currently investigating state statutes and local ordinances from North Carolina's early statehood period (1776-1789). Along with Todd Cherry and John Dawson of the Department of Economics, I work on the Western North Carolina Economic Index , a monthly report on economic activity in the 25 counties and two metropolitan areas of our region.

I serve on the Town of Boone Board of Adjustment, an appointed, volunteer citizen body responsible for decisions on variances, administrative appeals and special use permits.

I am currently the Newsletter Editor of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.

I make music with The Worthless Son-in-Laws.


Introduction to Planning (PLN 2410), Freshman Honors Introduction to Planning (PLN 2510), Planning Techniques (PLN 3431), Transportation Geography and Planning (PLN 3530), Land Use Regulations (PLN 3730), Quantitative Methods for Geography and Planning (PLN 4800), Environmental Policy and Planning (PLN 3530). I currently serve as the Director of the Departmental Honors Program.


Crepeau, Richard. Computers in Planning, in Dandekar, Hemalata (ed.) The Planner's Use of Information, American Planning Association Press, 2004. Crepeau, Richard. Analytical Methods, in Dandekar, Hemalata (ed.) The Planner's Use of Information, American Planning Association Press, 2004. 

Crane, Randall and Richard Crepeau "Does Neighborhood Design Influence Travel?: A Behavioral Analysis of Travel Diary and GIS Data," Transportation Research D, vol. 3, no. 4 pp 225-238, 1998. 

Crepeau, Richard, Slade McCalip and Dan Howe. Module 10: Transportation Planning, Citizen Planner Training Manual, North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association, 2001. 

Crepeau, Richard, Jennifer DeHart. Transportation, in North Carolina's Sensible Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies. Sponsored by USEPA, USDOE and NC Dept. of Energy. January 2000.

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Geography and Planning

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7052

Office address
Rankin Science West 369


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