Dr. Mathur is a professor of urban and regional planning at San Jose State
University. He has over 15 years of experience in academia, corporate sector, and

His body of work includes one book and more than 60 books, book-length manuscripts, book
chapters, journal articles, working papers, conference papers/presentations, and
consulting projects in the fields of urban & real estate economics, housing,
transportation planning, public finance, international planning, growth management, land
use planning, urban design, emergency management, and systems analysis. 

Dr. Mathur serves as an affiliate faculty for the San José State University's first
'stand alone' doctoral program: An Ed.D. in educational leadership. 

Journal articles


Funding Public Transportation Through Special Assessment Districts: Addressing the Equity Concerns., Public Works Management & Policy (2015)

Little scholarly attention has been paid to the equity impacts of special assessment districts (SADs)...



Impact of Urban Growth Boundary on Housing and Land Prices: Evidence from King County, Washington, Housing Studies (2014)

This study provides evidence of the impact of an urban growth boundary (UGB) on housing...



Special Assessment District’s Ability to Fund Transit: Lessons from Project-level Analysis., Transportation Research Record (2014)

This paper reviews four transit projects funded by using special assessment districts (SADs) across the...



Do All Impact Fees Affect Housing Prices the Same?, Journal of Planning Education and Research (2013)

The study empirically estimates the effects of four types of impact fees (road, school, park,...

Impact of Sub-urban Transit-oriented Developments on Residential Property Values (with Christopher Ferrell), Transportation Research Part A (2013)



Innovation in Public Transport Finance: Property Value Capture, Books by SJSU Authors (2014)

With all levels of governments under significant fiscal stress, any new transit funding mechanism is...


Contributions to books

Valuation of Local Public Goods and Services: A Note, Environmental Valuation: Intraregional and Interregional Perspectives (2006)
We Tell if Smart Growth Aids or Thwarts Affordable Housing? (with Daniel Carlson), Growth Management and Affordable Housing: Do They Conflict? (2004)

Peer reviewed research monographs


Neighborhood Crime and Transit Station Access Mode choice - Phase III of Neighborhood Crime and Travel Behavio (with Christopher E. Ferrell, Shishir Mathur, and Bruce S. Appleyard), Mineta Transportation Institute Publications (2015)

This report provides the findings from the third phase of a three-part study about the...



Neighborhood Crime and Non-Auto Mode Choice (with Christopher Ferrell and Emy Mendoza) (2008)

Consulting reports

Snohomish County Annexation Transition Study (with Hilda Blanco) (2002)
Land Use Zoning Code for Jaipur Master Plan-2011 (with Hemendra Mathur) (1999)

Research briefs