Aaron Gatdula - Associate

Aaron Gatdula (he/him) is a researcher, consultant, and advocate working towards climate  resilience and justice in transportation and land use. As an immigrant from  the Philippines, Aaron is inspired by his diasporic community to create  inclusive and sustainable spaces in the most vulnerable neighborhoods.  He is experienced in GIS/mapping, road and traffic safety, TOD policy,  community engagement, and urban design. 

Aaron has professional experience as an equity planner in the transportation sector. Using  maps, census data, and interviews, he has completed a number of racial equity analyses  that informed new approaches to outreach and community engagement in the Bay Area.  In particular, he has evaluated the distribution of traffic calming measures in San Francisco,  anti-cruising and anti-sideshowing ordinances and their enforcement in Oakland, and the SFMTA’s cashless parking meter policy. His work and professional values are informed by  GARE, the Othering and Belonging Institute, and organizers at The Untokening.