As the United States grapples with meaningful action on climate change, much emphasis has been placed on the transportation sector, and with good reason. Transportation accounts for 29 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most of any sector. A majority of these emissions, unsurprisingly, come from passenger vehicles.
Duncan is currently working with a group of CU MENV graduate students on a project focused on reducing VMT through land use and policy reform. His role has been primarily scenario planning hypothetical land use reforms (e.g., TOD development and up-zoning) in several US cities.
Prior to working with RMI, Duncan worked for a general contracting company in Washington, D.C., as both an assistant project manager and superintendent. He worked on several renovation projects during his three years with the company, notably for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Amazon.
BA, Building Construction, Virginia Tech
Masters of the Environment, Urban Resilience and Sustainability, University of Colorado–Boulder (in progress)