PhD, Ohio State University
Areas of specialization include urban geography, urban and regional planning, urban transportation planning, land use, and economic geography.
Andrew R. Goetz is a Professor in the Department of Geography and the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. His research and teaching interests include urban geography, urban and regional planning, urban transportation planning, land use, and economic geography. Most of Dr. Goetz' research has been in the transportation field, including studies on transportation planning at metropolitan planning organizations and state departments of transportation, airport planning, and the airline industry. He has conducted research on the linkages between transportation and urbanization at the global scale as well as relationships between transportation and urban form at the local scale. Dr. Goetz also has research interests in issues of neighborhood change, environmental justice, and regional economic development.
Dr. Goetz has worked with a number of graduate students on urban-related research projects including studies of affordable housing, gated communities, use of urban trails and adjacent land use, light rail transit and land use, geography of migration into Colorado, hazardous waste sites and nearby residential areas, spatial patterns and socioeconomic factors related to health in metropolitan areas, effects of beltways on land use, and school desegregation.
Dr. Goetz currently teaches a course on Urban Landscapes that focuses on topics such as worldwide urbanization and globalization processes; the study of cities as nodes within global, regional, and national urban systems; the internal spatial structure of land uses within cities; the spatial dimensions of economic, social, political, and cultural processes in cities; and environmental elements, involving human interrelationships with the natural environment in an urban setting. He also teaches a course on Urban and Regional Planning that introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of planning, and addresses such topics as planning theory; the history of planning; contemporary planning processes; and the legal, political, economic, social, and environmental aspects of planning.