About this Speaker
Clayton has over 20 years of experience as a social entrepreneur, mobility expert, and international executive. Clayton has planned BRT and rail projects; founded a successful carsharing company; led influential mobility think tanks of 100-200 staff on 4 continents; and played key roles in establishing bold new programs to improve quality of life and the environment. He's forever grateful for the amazing people he has gotten to work with around the world.
Clayton led the world's top mobility think tanks at ITDP (CEO) and EMBARQ (Acting Director & COO), and helped set up WRI Cities (Deputy Director). Clayton led passionate, tenacious, technically strong professionals to influence mobility plans & policy in over 50 cities of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, and the U.S. He also guided top-notch research teams to author the "Bike Share Planning Guide", BRT and TOD Standards, and "Three Revolutions" (autonomy, electricity, sharing). Outcomes have tangibly improved lives -- from bikesharing in Guangzhou, to complete streets in Chennai, to Mexico City's parking reform and BRT.
Previously, Clayton co-founded PhillyCarShare and grew it to become the largest regional car-sharing system in the world (at the time), serving 50,000 members. PhillyCarShare displaced about 20,000 cars, reduced driving by ~50 million miles, and avoided ~46,000 tons of CO2. The company was recognized as a Harvard Innovation finalist, Best Places to Work, and with EPA's prestigious Environmental Achievement Award.
Clayton began his career as a transport planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he led BRT and rail plans and estimates their impacts in over a dozen U.S. cities.
Clayton currently serves as Board Chair of the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC). He also advises mobility technology and bus companies on data strategy and international partnerships, and speaks regularly at high-profile international events. Clayton holds two Masters degrees from MIT in transport and city planning. He loves cities, and enjoys photography, triathlons, and dancing salsa.