4th Annual Marcia Marker Feld Lecture on Social Justice and the City
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT: THE CASE FOR RHODE ISLAND
John Landis, PhD, AICP
Crossways Professor & Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning
University of Pennsylvania
Tuesday April 20th, 2010, 7:00 PM
The University of Rhode Island
Feinstein Providence Campus
80 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – PLEASE DISSEMINATE WIDELY
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Professor Landis received his B.S. from MIT and his Ph.D. from Berkeley. He taught at URI during the 1980s, and was very popular with students and colleagues alike. He subsequently taught at Berkeley and Georgia Tech, moving to Penn in 2007. His interests span a variety of urban development topics; his recent research and publications focus on growth management, infill housing, and the geography of urban employment centers.
Together with several generations of Ph.D. students, Professor Landis developed the California Urban Futures series of urban growth models. He is currently engaged in a National Science Foundation-funded project to model, forecast, and develop alternative spatial scenarios of U.S. population and employment patterns and their impacts on travel demand, habitat loss, and water use through 2050. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association and Housing Policy Debate, and is a member of the Urban Land Institute.