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Clifford Richardson Bragdon

Clifford Richardson Bragdon, American city planner, educator. Named Eminent Scholar, Florida Atlantic University, since 2003.


  • Bragdon, Clifford Richardson was born on June 30, 1940 in St. Louis. Son of Dudley Acton and Ruth (Butler) Bragdon.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Westminster College, 1962. Master of Science, Michigan State University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1970.


    • Urban planner West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium, University Pennsylvania, 1967-1969. Environmental specialist, acting chief bio-acoustics division United States Environmental Hygiene Agency, Edgewood, Maryland, 1969-1972. Professor department city planning Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 1972-1993, assistant dean, director of extension, 1979-1982, director continuing education, since 1982, associate vice president, 1983-1990, special assistant office of president, 1990-1993, head sensory spatial systems group, 1993.

      Dean School Aviation and Transportation, vice president and director National Aviation and Transportation Center, Dowling College, 1993-2001, director, 1999. Clinical professor School of Public Health Emory University, Atlanta, since 1979. Distinguished professor Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, since 2001.

      Distinguished visiting professor Florida Atlantic University, 2001-2002. Distinguished professor, director center intermodel transportation safety and security, since 2002. Adjunct professor Auburn University, since 1981.

      Executive director University Consortium Intermodal Transportation Safety & Security, since 2003. President C.R. Bragdon & Associates, environmental planning. Board directors Transportation Research Forum, University Transportation Research Center Region II.

      Chairman education advisory board University Transportation Research Center, 1999—2002.


    • Author: Noise Pollution: The Unquiet Crisis, 1972. Noise Pollution: A Guide to Information Sources, 1979. General Aviation Airport Noise and Land Use Planning, 1979.

      Municipal Noise Legislation: 1980, Installation Compatability Use Zone Planning: ICUZ Guide, 1987, Airport Land Use Planning and Noise Control, 1997. Contributor chapter to Environmental Health, 1979, Politics of Neglect, 1974, Airport Noise Planning Transportation Noise Central Handbook. Contributing editor Sound and Vibration, since 1974.

      Columnist Airport Press, since 1994. Cable television Host Transpo 2000, 1994-1997. Advisory board Airport Noise Reporter.

      Editorial board Federal Aviation Administration Aviation Topics. Chairman STAR United States of America. Patentee in field.


    President Long Island Mid-Suffolk Company Business Association, since 2003. Consultant to office noise abatement United States Environmental Protection Agency, since 1972, also Federal Aviation Administration. Construction engineer research laboratory United States Army Corps of Engineers, since 1973.

    President Friends of Redan, 1985-1993. Chairman Specialized Training Transportation and Aeronautics Research, since 1994. Board directors Opportunity Skyway, Inc., 1998-1999, member council advisory National Science Center for Communications and Electronics, 1984-1989.

    Board directors Network Instructional television, 1983-1986. Member Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, Harvard University, 1985-1993. Member Intermodal Transportation Task Force, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, since 1995.

    Chairman Aviation Consortium for Education and Training, since 1992. 1996 Summer Olympics Transportation Atlanta Regional Commission, since 1993. Served to captain United States Army, 1969-1972.

    Fellow Acoustical Society of America New York State (engineer achievement of year award 1998). Member National Academy of Sciences (member advisory board high speed rail and Institute of Transportation Studies committees), American Industrial Hygiene Association (president Georgia chapter 1973-1974), American National Standards Institute (committee chair 1979-1981), American Planning Association (president Georgia chapter 1979-1981), American Institute Certified Planners, Association Energy Engineers (director), American Society of Civil Engineers, Transportation Research Board (advisory committees transportation education, simulation, airport compatibility, acoustics), National Trust History Preservation, Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Alpha Order.


    • Married Sarah Vaughn, August 21, 1965. Children: Katherine, Rachel, Elizabeth.
    • father: Dudley Acton Bragdon
    • mother: Ruth (Butler) Bragdon
    • spouse: Sarah Vaughn
    • children: Katherine Bragdon
    • Rachel Bragdon
    • Elizabeth Bragdon
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    Born June 30, 1940
    • 1962
      Westminster College
    • 1965
      Michigan State University
    • 1970
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1967 - 1969
      Urban planner West Philadelphia Community Mental Health Consortium
    • 1969 - 1972
      environmental specialist
      Edgewood, Maryland, United States
    • 1972 - 1993
      professor, department city planning Georgia Institute of Technology
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1979
      clinical professor, School of Public Health Emory University
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 2001
      distinguished professor, Florida Atlantic University
      Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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