Charles T. Brown

Equitable Cities

Founder + CEO

Charles T. Brown, MPA is a self-proclaimed “street level researcher,” working at the intersection of transportation, health and equity. He serves as a senior researcher with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) and adjunct professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, both at Rutgers University. 


With 17 years of public and private sector experience in urban and regional planning, public policy and research, Charles also has extensive experience in community outreach and engagement working with municipal, county and state government agencies as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. 


His work has been published in several international journals as well as featured by or quoted in the New York Times, Streetsblog, CityLab and various other national and local media outlets. He is the recipient of several notable honors in transportation and receives invitations to speak locally, nationally and internationally. Charles is a military veteran and a recipient of the Mississippi Commendation Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.