Urban Policy & Planning Faculty, Staff and Adjuncts2018-08-11T15:40:24+00:00

Faculty, Adjuncts and Staff

The multi-disciplinary expertise of both our full-time and part-time faculty extends beyond traditional foci to include related specialties such as urban public health, history, governance, design and media. This unique blend of knowledge informs work in both the classroom and on the ground in communities, neighborhoods and cities around the world. As an added benefit, our part-time faculty is made up of working professionals who are experts in their own right and are able to bring volumes of experience and capacity to the classes they teach.

Newest Faculty

Please meet some of our newest faculty. Vivian Louie joins UPP in the Fall of 2018. Laura Wolf-Powers and Lily Baum-Pollans started with us in the Fall 2017.

News Feed: Faculty

10.12.2018 | UPP Chair Prof. Joseph Viteritti Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Oct. 8 UPP Chair Professor Joseph Viteritti was quoted in a Wall Street Journal (October 8) article on Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to replace his SUV and other...Read More

10.12.2018 | Prof. Laura Wolf-Powers Co-Authored Article is Published in Urban Geography Laura Wolf-Powers recently published an article (co-authored with Naomi Adiv) in the journal Urban Geography: "User Fees and the permeability of public space at municipal pools and bathhouses in...Read More

10.12.2018 | Prof. Victoria Johnson's Book Named Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Non-fiction Professor Victoria Johnson's book American Eden has just been named one of five finalists for the 2018 National Book Award in Nonfiction: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/books/national-book-foundation-announces-finalists-for-69th-annual-award.html....Read More

10.08.2018 | Prof. Mattew Lasner's latest essay in UK journal AD Prof. Matthew Lasner’s latest essay, “Architecture’s Progressive Imperative: Housing Betterment in the 19th and 20th Centuries” appears in a special issue of the UK journal AD devoted...Read More

09.20.2018 | UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti Interviewed by WAMU Radio, Sept. 17, 2018. UPP Chair Joseph Viteritti was interviewed by WAMU Radio, the NPR station in Washington D.C., regarding the merits (and limits) of governance arrangements that give...Read More


Lily Baum Pollans Sustainability, urban infrastructure, environmental justice, municipal solid waste, qualitative research methods
John Chin community participation, urban health, immigrant communities and non-profits
Jill Simone Gross comparative international urban planning, policy & development, citizen participation
Owen Gutfreund urban history, transportation policy, suburbanization, sustainable development, public finance, and comparative urbanization
Victoria Johnson organizations, cultural history, and the natural environment
Matthew Lasner housing, suburbanization, cultural landscapes, and the history and theory of urban planning and design
Vivian Louie Asian American Studies, Immigration,
Lynn McCormick community & economic development, employment policy & workforce development, policy analysis
Edwin Meléndez Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, poverty
William Milczarski transportation, environmental policy, methodology
Laxmi Ramasubramanian urban design, geographic information systems and planning technologies, participatory planning and community development, South Asia
Sigmund Shipp economic development, community development, cultural competency and diversity, poverty
Pablo Vengoechea architecture, urban design, preservation
Joseph Viteritti public policy, urban governance, education policy
Elaine Walsh social policy, non-profits, women and leadership
Laura Wolf-Powers Neighborhood revitalization, urban and regional economic urban development policy and planning
Ryan Yeung education policy, public budgeting and finance


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Tom Angotti community planning and development, environmental, international settlements