Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning
Ph.D. in Operations Research, University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest:Quantitative Analysis
Before retiring, Professor Liggett held a joint appointment between the Department of Architecture in the School of the Arts and Architecture and the Department of Urban Planning in the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA where she taught courses in quantitative methods and computer applications in Architecture and Urban Planning.
Professor Liggett received her PhD and MS in Operations Research from the UCLA Graduate School of Management and a BA in Mathematics from Pomona College.
Professor Liggett continues to participate in a number of research projects related to Transportation Planning and Computer-Aided Design. Her most recent projects include the evaluation of multi-modal street performance measures, predictors of bicycle and pedestrian crashes, and the development of computer tools for analysis of the energy implications of climate on the design of buildings.
SELECTED BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
The Geography of Transit Crime. Documentation and Evaluation of Crime Incidence on and around the Green Line Stations in Los Angeles
Loukaitou-Sideres, A., Liggett, R., and Iseki, H., Journal of Planning Education and Research 22, 2002, pp. 135-161.
Very Simple Design Tools: A Web Based Assistant for the Design of Climate Responsive Buildings
La Roche, P., and Liggett, R., Architectural Science Review, Vol. 44, December 2001, pp. 437-448.
Journeys to Crime: Assessing the Effects of a Light Rail on Crime in the Neighborhoods
Liggett, R., Loukaitou-Sideres, A., and Iseki, H., Journal of Public Transportation, Vol. 6, No. 3, 2003, pp. 85-115.
Protecting Against Transit Crime: The Importance of the Built Environment
Liggett, Robin, Loukaitou-Sideris, Anastasia and Iseki, Hiroyuki, in Daniel J. B. Mitchell (ed.), California Policy Options 2004, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research and The Ralph and Goldy Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, January 2004, pp. 139-156.