Dr. Shima Hamidi is Executive Director of the Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars and Director of the Institute of Urban Studies at University of Texas at Arlington. She has written over 35 articles on urban form, transportation and their impacts on individuals’ economic mobility, public health, safety, food deserts, housing affordability, and location efficiency. The results of her research have been cited in more than 110 national and regional newspapers and magazines such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and CNN Money.