Clayton Lane

Clayton Lane

Chief Executive Officer at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

Clayton Lane brings two decades of sustainable transport experience and a fresh, innovative perspective to the leadership of ITDP’s international team.

Prior to joining ITDP, Lane was Deputy Director of the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, where he helped lead 200 professionals in China, India, Brazil, Mexico, and Turkey to create more equitable, healthy, vibrant, climate-friendly cities.  Lane played an instrumental role in raising funds and developing the strategy to establish the program. Previously, Lane served as Acting Director and COO of EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, where he unified the program and led it to some of its brightest days.

Previously, Lane co-founded PhillyCarShare and grew it to become the world’s largest regional car-sharing organization, serving 50,000 members with nearly 500 vehicles. The path-breaking initiative displaced about 20,000 cars, reduced driving by about 50 million miles, and avoided about 46,000 tons of CO2 emissions. PhillyCarShare won numerous accolades including Nonprofit of the Year, Best Places to Work, and EPA’s prestigious Environmental Achievement Award.

Lane began his career as Professional Associate and Lead Planner for Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), where he directly planned and designed BRT and rail systems; evaluated land-use impacts, ridership, and costs; led long-range transport plans; and helped secure federal financing. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering systems from the University of Pennsylvania, and master’s degrees in both transportation and city planning with an emphasis on international development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Transformations for Communities: Designing the Urban System

Auditorium, Lerner Hall

Nearly 80% of U.S. populations live in urban areas, and the impact is not always positive. How do we empower communities to solve the challenges that cities face? This panel takes a view of cities at the systems level in order to examine integrative approaches to fostering community, shared purpose and equitable living. Going beyond […]