Rutherford H. Platt
Professor Emeritus of Geography, UMass Geociences, College of Natural Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Rutherford H. Platt is Professor Emeritus of Geography at UMass Geosciences in the College of Natural Science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is also a Faculty Associate with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and an urban writer and lecturer residing in Northampton, Massachusetts. His latest book is Reclaiming American Cities: The Struggle for People, Place, and Nature Since 1900 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2013) and a third edition of his Island Press text, Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy, will appear in 2014. He has served on various national committees and has been honored as a Lifetime National Associate of The National Academies in Washington, D.C.
Platt, R. 2014, forthcoming. Land Use and Society: Geography, Law, and Public Policy (3rd edition). Washington, DC: Island Press.
Platt, R. 2013. Reclaiming American Cities: The Struggle for People, Place, and Nature Since 1900. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.
Platt, R., ed. 2006. The Humane Metropolis: People and Nature in the 21st Century City. University of Massachusetts Press and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Platt, R. 1999. Disasters and Democracy: The Politics of Extreme Natural Events. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Platt, Rutherford, Rowan Rowntree, and C. Muick, eds. 1994. The Ecological City: Restoring and Preserving Urban Biodiversity. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.