Name: Charles Brown
Title: Senior Research Specialist
Charles Brown, MPA, is a Senior Research Specialist with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and Adjunct Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. He has over 12 years of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, policy, and research. He also has extensive experience working with municipal, county, and state government agencies, for-profits, and non-profit organizations in three states: Mississippi, Florida and New Jersey.
As a livability and healthy community advocate, he is considered a regional thought leader and a leading voice in encouraging complete streets policy adoption and implementation in New Jersey. Since 2011, through strategic collaborations with transportation, health, school, environmental and other professionals, he has assisted more than 60 municipalities and three counties with adopting complete streets policies. During this time, he served as one of the lead instructors for twelve deliveries of the New Jersey Department of Transportation Complete Streets course and worked with health professionals throughout the state on behalf of the New Jersey Department of Health.
He is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally, and internationally. He is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from Belhaven College and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Central Florida.