The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Matthew Miller

Research Assistant

Matt Miller is a Ph.D student in the department of City and Metropolitan Planning. Matt earned his bachelors from the University of Utah, focusing on urban design and then on growth management. During that time, he interned at Envision Utah, and worked on the ‘Wasatch Choices 2040’ project. He earned his masters degree from the University of Utah in 2007, focusing on housing affordability. During that time, he was a teaching assistant for the “Theory and Ethics in Planning” class. After graduating, he worked as a transportation planner at Wilbur Smith Associates, where he worked on Aviation System Plans in Arizona & New Mexico, the Utah Statewide Travel Model, and transit planning in Ogden, Utah. He wrote the final plan document for the AMPO award winning ‘Envision Missoula’ long range transportation plan for Missoula, Montana. During that time, he maintained a blog at, focusing on transportation and urbanism, and was active in alumni affairs. For the past three years, he has worked as a research assistant at the Metropolitan Research Center, where he uses his skills in GIS and spreadsheet models to analyze and present information for the HUD “Sustainable Communities” and NITC “Do TOD’s make a difference?” grants. He has repeatedly submitted papers to TRB as a co-author, and recently as first author. He co-taught Transportation Analysis Methods in Summer 2013. His interests focus on the relationship between urban form and transportation, with a research focus on transit and transit oriented development. His hobbies include board game design and traveling to major metropolitan cities across the world.