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Steve Hankey

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140 Otey Street Room 208
Blacksburg, VA 24061

e: hankey [at]
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Welcome to my webpage. I am an Assistant Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning in the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech. My core research and teaching interests center on planning for health-promoting cities and neighborhoods. My scholarly contributions fall into three main research agendas: (1) quantifying spatial patterns of urban air quality for exposure assessment, (2) measuring and modeling bicycling and walking traffic, and (3) assessing cyclists’ and pedestrians’ exposure to hazards in urban environments.


Ph.D., 2014, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
MURP, 2012, Urban & Regional Planning (minor: Public Health), University of MInnesota
MS, 2012, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota
BS, 2005, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Academic Appointments

2014 - present: Assistant Professor, Urban affairs and Planning, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
2016 - present: Affiliate Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech