Mischa Young, Ph.D.

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Position Title
Postdoctoral Researcher


Mischa Young is a postdoctoral researcher in the 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program at the University of California, Davis’s Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis). His research focuses on emerging transportation services and the future of personal mobility. He is particularly interested in the transport equity concerns that these new modes may engender, and in the ways in which transportation policies may be used to modulate travel behaviours. Lately, Mischa’s work has centered on the impacts of ridehailing services to inform regulatory decisions and ensure they improve, rather than hinder, societal outcomes. Prior to commencing his postdoctoral research position at UC Davis, Mischa obtained a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto, a M.Sc in Urban Studies from the University of Quebec in Montreal, and a B.A. in Economics from McGill University. Beyond researching how to leverage new mobility technologies to design more equitable and sustainable cities, Mischa is also an avid cyclist and an urban tree enthusiast.

 Research interests:

  • Ridehailing
  • Shared mobility
  • Emerging transportation services
  • Transport policy
  • Sustainable transportation