Lawrence Fabian


Transportation Planner, Trans.21

LAWRENCE J. FABIAN is an innovative regional land use and transportation planner, writer, thinker and visionary. His professional career has been international and progressive. He possesses world-level information on automated people movers (APMs) and APM-based strategies to better configure landuse and sustainable density. He has presented technical papers and been invited to make keynote addresses at many conferences around the world. He also has organized several seminars and workshops.

Mr. Fabian is the founder and principal of Trans.21, a technical clearinghouse on world APM developments. He is former  treasurer and current events coordinator  of the Advanced Transit Association and active in the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), formerly the chair of its standing Committee on Major Activity Center Circulation. He has also been an officer of the Transportation Division of  the American Planning Association (APA).

Mr. Fabian graduated from Dartmouth College summa cum laude in 1967. He holds a Masters in City & Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and has over thirty years of experience in both private consultancies and the public sector.  Benefiting from service as a Peace Corps Volunteer, he is fluent in French and Persian and comfortable in most cultural and multi-disciplinary settings.

With wife and empty nest, he lives in Boston where he walks its lovely tree-lined streets.