Mitchell L. Moss

Director, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation


Mitchell L. Moss, Henry Hart Rice Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, and Director of the Rudin Center for Transportation, has been described as a “New Yorkologist” by The New York Times.  

Professor Moss has been on the faculty of New York University since 1973. He served as an adviser to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg during his first campaign for Mayor in 2001. From 1988 to 2003 he was Director of NYU’s Taub Urban Research Center and from 1983 to 2004 he was deputy to the Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Fiscal and Economic Priorities.

Professor Moss has directed research projects for the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and has been a consultant to leading corporations and government agencies. He has testified before the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and has been an expert witness in litigation before the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. His essays have appeared in The New York TimesSan Francisco ChronicleThe New York PostThe New York Observer and, as well as in leading scholarly journals.

The New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects honored Professor Mitchell Moss at its annual meeting by presenting him with its 2017 annual Honor Award. He was a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "FIX NYC" Commission and has recently been appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio to an expert panel for the reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.