The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Sadegh Sabouri

Sadegh Sabouri

Sadegh Sabouri is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning. He received his bachelor and master of urban planning from the University of Tehran and currently, he is working as a research analyst at the Metropolitan Research Center (MRC). Sabouri’s research focuses on the technologies’ impacts on transportation, ride-sourcing services, and advanced data analytics in urban and transportation planning. Some of his recent research projects are: 1) Key enhancement to the Wasatch Front Regional Council four-step travel demand model, 2) Reducing vehicle miles traveled, encouraging walk trips, and facilitating efficient trip chains through polycentric development, and 3) Transit-Oriented Development housing affordability for low- and moderate-income households (in terms of H+T). His doctoral study focuses on the impact of built environment on the adoption of ride-sourcing services and the impact of Uber availability on car ownership rates. To conduct his doctoral research, thanks to the constructive partnership between the MRC and Uber company, he has unique access to Uber trip data in 24 diverse regions in the U.S.