Dr. Tim Garceau runs the Geography Department's Planning Specialization which trains students for a diversity of careers in the planning field. Tim's advisees have completed planning-related internships for Connecticut municipalities, regional Councils of Government (COGs), state agencies (DOT/ DEEP) as well as with private consultant firms. Recent graduates from the program work for the Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), Eversource, AECOM, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and multiple cities and towns throughout the state.
Tim's passion is for transportation planning and the role of our transportation ecosystem in creating livable and sustainable communities. His recent research has been on the impact of modern roundabouts on air quality and traffic safety. He has taught courses on sustainable transportation planning and on commuter behavior and parking. He serves on the CCSU President's Task Force on Campus Parking.
When not working, Tim's hobbies vary with each beautiful New England season. He enjoys swimming, kayaking and riding bikes with his children. He has hiked 33 of the 48 4,000-footers in New Hampshire and recently began section-hiking the New England Trail. In winter, he enjoys sledding with the kiddos as well as ice fishing. He is an avid sports fan; cheering for the Patriots and the Capitals. Tim is also into model trains, American muscle cars, mini-golf, strategy board games and recently began fishprinting (Gyotaku).