Penn IUR is pleased to welcome its newest Fellows, Scholars, and Affiliated PhD students. Our newest affiliates join a dynamic network of urbanists who, through Penn IUR’s programming, have unique opportunities to collaborate on issues impacting today’s cities.
Penn IUR’s affiliated faculty and practitioners are experts in the field of urbanism, and collaborate with us on research and related projects. They include Penn IUR Faculty Fellows, who are distinguished urban-focused scholars based at the University of Pennsylvania, Penn IUR Scholars, who are leading urban-focused academics at other institutions, and Penn IUR Fellows, who are practitioners from across the United States and around the world. Our Fellows and Scholars have deep expertise in the field of urbanism, and are important contributors to understanding our changing cities.
This year, we are also pleased to welcome our third class of Penn IUR Emerging Scholars, a designation that honors and recognizes junior scholars in the field of urbanism who are important contributors to understanding our changing cities. We are also pleased to continue to expand our Affiliated PhD student program, which recognizes PhD students at Penn who are undertaking an urban-focused course of study at the University of Pennsylvania. Through our network PhDs Penn IUR nurtures a community of urban-focused doctoral students, providing opportunities to present research and learn from one-another.
Penn IUR is dedicated to an increased understanding of cities through cross-disciplinary research, instruction, and civic engagement. As the global human population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Penn IUR is dedicated to developing knowledge in three critical areas: innovative urban development strategies; building the sustainable and inclusive 21st-century city; and the role of anchor institutions in urban places. We believe that our Fellows, Scholars and Students’ contributions to the study of urban life help us deepen and diversify the multi-disciplinary knowledge that we seek to cultivate at Penn IUR.
Below is the list of our newest affiliated faculty, scholars and PhD students. To learn more and read their bios please visit the people section of our website.
Erick Guerra, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning
Megan Ryerson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning
Jere Behrman, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics
Mark A. Willis, Executive Director, Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, NYU
Angela Glover Blackwell, President and CEO of PolicyLink
Michael Berman, Principal, Michael Berman Consulting LLC
Andrew Davidson, Founder and President, Andrew Davidson & Co. Inc.
Laurie Goodman, Director, Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute
Michael A. Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia
Aromar Revi, Director, India Institute for Human Settlements (IHHS)
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
Peter Blair, Assistant Professor, John E. Walker Department of Economics, Clemson University
Caroline Cheong, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Central Florida
Theodore Eisenman, Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass Amherst
Albert Han, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design
Kristen Kinzer, Assistant professor, Department of Public and International Affairs, UNC Wilmington
Simon Mosbah, Consultant, U.S. Advisory Services Group, WSP Parsons Brinkerhoff
Mary Rocco, Mellon Humanities, Urbanism and Design (H+U+D) Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
Amber Woodburn, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University
Alex Zevelev, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Baruch College
Affiliated Ph.D. Students
Chandan Deuskar, City and Regional Planning
Xiaoxia Dong, City and Regional Planning
Sa Min Han, City and Regional Planning
Chaeri Kim, City and Regional Planning
Sara Lindsey Reuben, Department of HIspanic and Portugese Studies
Patricio Xavier Zambrano Barragan, City and Regional Planning