Dr. Ian Carlton

Senior Policy Advisor

Ian specializes in urban development policy, planning, and investment modeling.

Office: Portland, OR
Phone: 503-200-5082

Ph.D. City and Regional Planning, University of California Berkeley
M.A. City Planning, University of California Berkeley
M.S. Transportation Engineering, University of California Berkeley
B.S. Architecture & Certificate in Land Development, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ian is a project director at ECONorthwest and the cofounder of In addition to directing the customization of MapCraft's web applications, Ian develops analyses to aid policymaking, urban planning, and investment decision making. Ian's project work considers land use planning, real estate investment, transit planning, transit-oriented development (TOD), affordable housing, economic development, land use modeling, public finance, and value capture.

With a specialization in integrated transportation and land use planning, Ian's work often considers the complex and context-specific relationships between transit investments and urban development, especially the implementation of equitable transit-oriented development. Ian's research sponsors and consulting clients have included private and public sector entities: local governments, transit agencies, regional planning organizations, federal agencies, non-profits, landowners, and real estate developers.

Ian leverages his prior professional experiences in policy development, residential real estate, economic development, and business strategy consulting to carry out his advisory work.