Master of Professional Studies in Urban & Regional Planning

Faculty

The Urban & Regional Planning program hosts a distinguished faculty of university-based scholars and industry-based practitioners. Each faculty member brings into the classroom a deep dedication to the program’s mission in order to empower the next wave of urban planning professionals.

Faculty members currently serve in a variety of roles within academic, government, non-profit, and private sector organizations. From climate change mitigation to historic preservation; from GIS mapping to economic forecasting; from federal policy to local comprehensive plans; from affordable housing to economic development; our faculty are on the cutting edge of professional innovation. Our faculty have collectively advanced urban planning knowledge and innovations in professional practice in cities and local communities around the world. 

 
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Uwe Brandes
Photo of Uwe Brandes Uwe S. Brandes has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of new buildings, public infrastructure and the urban landscape. He is the founding Executive Director of the Masters Program in Urban and Regional Planning at ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-510 Urban Planning History and Theory
MPUP-800 Urban Laboratory
MPUP-802 Pacific Cities Sustainability
MPUP-950 Planning Capstone

Paul Brophy
Photo of Paul Brophy Paul C. Brophy is a principal with Brophy & Reilly LLC, a Maryland-based consulting firm specializing in economic development in older industrial cities, mixed-income housing, neighborhood revitalization, and the management and financing of complex urban redevelopment projects. Mr. Brophy has been involved with the challenges facing older industrial cities since 1970 as a public official, a practitioner, an author, and a professor. A critical basis for his work were his ten years in city government in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1977-1986) where he was director of housing and then executive director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. A leader in the Renaissance II initiatives of Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri, Mr. Brophy’s work included downtown revitalization, the reuse of vacant steel mill sites, and the strengthening of the City’s neighborhoods. For his work in Pittsburgh, he was named one of the “savviest municipal issuers” by Institutional Investor magazine, and “The Best of the New Generation” by Esquire. From 1988-1993, Mr. Brophy was president and then vice chair and co-CEO of the Enterprise Foundation founded by Jim and Patty Rouse. While in these executive positions, Mr. Brophy worked with community groups and local governments around the nation to develop thousands of units of housing for low and moderate-income families, and to improve neighborhoods. In 1994, Mr. Brophy established his consulting firm. His practice centers on the creation and implementation of strategies to improve the economic health of older industrial cities. Through his relationship with the Goldseker Foundation, Mr. Brophy has worked with Johns Hopkins University in developing and implementing the largest redevelopment project in Baltimore in over two decades—a mixed-use development immediately north of Johns Hopkins Medicine. He is currently advising Washington University in St. Louis on a number of strategic initiatives. He worked closely with Mayor Jerry Abramson in Louisville on Park DuValle, one of the most successful mixed-income residential developments in the nation. Mr. Brophy has directed three projects for the prestigious American Assembly: In 1997 Mr. Brophy led a project that resulted in a widely-read report, Community Capitalism: Rediscovering the Markets of America’s Urban Neighborhoods. In 2007, he conducted a project that produced the report, Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas. And, in 2011, he co-directed a meeting that led to the report, Reinventing America’s Legacy Cities: Strategies for Cities Losing Population. In early 2009, Mr. Brophy co-directed a project sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Urban Research that produced a report entitled, Retooling HUD for a Catalytic Federal Government: A Report to Secretary Shaun Donovan, which provided recommendations to reframe HUD’s approach to housing, cities, and metropolitan areas. His client list includes HUD, the Center for Community Progress, Washington University in St. Louis, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, Bank of America, the Enterprise Foundation, the Goldseker Foundation; Shorebank; the Reinvestment Fund, the Ford Foundation; the MacArthur Foundation; the Annie E. Casey Foundation; the City of Philadelphia, and other for-profit, non-profit businesses and financial institutions. Mr. Brophy also serves as ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-801 Urban Revitalization

Daniel Carol
Photo of Daniel Carol As Senior Advisor at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Dan Carol focuses on a portfolio of work to accelerate government innovation and linking policy to fiscal and social impact. Dan has three decades of experience with business, government ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-661 Big Investments in Big Cities

Scott Davis
Photo of Scott Davis Scott is a visiting fellow at the RAND Corporation where he works on issues related to disaster recovery, resilience, and adaptation. He is on loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he has worked ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-770 Resilient Urban Systems

Shalom Flank
Photo of Shalom Flank Shalom Flank, PhD, became the nation's first "microgrid architect" over a dozen years ago, as Pareto Energy's Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Flank has served as Microgrid Architect for a number of project development companies, including Pareto, Urban Ingenuity ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-540 Planning a Sustainable Future

Geraldine Gardner
Photo of Geraldine Gardner Geraldine Gardner is the Director of the Urban and Regional Policy at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), a forty- year old non-profit organization dedicated to promoting transatlantic cooperation between the United States and Europe. At GMF ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-601 Participatory Planning

Sharon L. Geno
Photo of Sharon L. Geno Sharon Wilson Géno is well known for her work on affordable housing and real estate transactions, legislative advocacy, general corporate and nonprofit organizations, and administrative law. Ms. Géno has represented housing authorities on HOPE VI and mixed-finance transactions, administrative and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-550 Legal Foundations of Planning

Whitney Gray
Photo of Whitney Gray Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, is the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Delos. At Delos, Dr. Whitney Austin Gray is responsible for the oversight of health research and the development of innovative design strategies and products that ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-720 Planning for Health

Yuri Horowitz
Photo of Yuri Horowitz Co-founder and Partner at Navigo International, Yuri Horowitz brings 18 years working throughout the travel and tourism industry, with experience across the entire value chain - from front-end hospitality to high level tourism planning and policy. Specializing in community engagement, emerging ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-820 Local Planning and Development in Global Travel
MPHM-820 Local Planning and Development for Global Travel
MPUP-730 Local Dev in Global Travel

Linda Horowitz
Photo of Linda Horowitz Linda Horowitz has ten years experience developing and implementing tourism programs that stimulate economic growth, social development and environmental conservation. From hospitality operations in Kenya and South Africa to development projects spanning Mexico, Cape Verde, Morocco, Belize and the U ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-820 Local Planning and Development in Global Travel
MPHM-820 Local Planning and Development for Global Travel
MPUP-730 Local Dev in Global Travel

Peter Kralovec
Photo of Peter Kralovec Peter James Kralovec has over 10 years of experience in urban policy research, writing, program management, policy advocacy, and faith and justice issues. He joined the Georgetown University Urban and Regional Planning program as Program Director in Fall 2014. Prior ...
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This instructor has taught:
LSHV-480 CBL:Jesuit Values:ProfPractice
MPUP-520 Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis
MPUP-901 Independent Study: Urban Planning

Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons has 15 years of experience managing planning, development and construction projects. The geography of his projects ranges from New York to California and from DC to Boston. He is a Principal in his own development firm, Lyons & Company ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-803 Urban Development Practicum
MPUP-803 Urb Dev & Entitlement Practicm

Ellen McCarthy
Photo of Ellen McCarthy Ellen McCarthy has more than 35 years of experience in the field of urban planning, with a focus on zoning, neighborhood planning, and historic preservation. From 1999-2007, she served in the District of Columbia Office of Planning first as Deputy ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-520 Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis
MPUP-760 Land Use Controls

Trisha Miller
Photo of Trisha Miller Trisha Miller serves as a Senior Advisor at HUD in the Office of Economic Resilience, where she works to advance energy policy and the President’s Climate Action Plan. Miller oversees the expansion of the Better Buildings Challenge to the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-550 Legal Foundations of Planning

Joshua Murphy
Photo of Joshua Murphy Joshua Murphy is a Senior Spatial Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Coastal Services Center. In this position, he develops tools and methods that facilitate the application of geospatial information to coastal management issues. An accomplished ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-520 Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis
MPUP-605 Geographic Information Systems
MPUP-800 Urban Laboratory

Daniel Rathbone
Photo of Daniel Rathbone After many years spent in private practice and academia, Daniel B. Rathbone recently retired as Chief, Transportation Planning Division, Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT). He has 44 years of experience in transportation and transit planning and traffic engineering. While ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-765 Transportation Planning

Arthur Rodgers
Photo of Arthur Rodgers Art Rodgers is the Senior Housing Planner for the DC Office of Planning. He has over 20 years of experience in urban planning, housing finance, and community development.  At the Office of Planning, Mr. Rodgers’ work has included major housing ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-755 Affordable Housing Strategies

Jenny Schuetz
Photo of Jenny Schuetz Jenny Schuetz is a Senior Economist in the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She has written numerous journal articles related to housing policy, land use regulation, urban retail patterns ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-732 Real Estate Economics
MPUP-530 Economics for Planners

Edward Shane
Photo of Edward Shane Brendan Shane serves as the Regional Director for North America at C40. In this role, he supports C40 Cities in the United States and Canada in their climate action and sustainability planning, measurement, and implementation and facilitates inter-city, regional, and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-540 Planning a Sustainable Future

Michael Stevens
Photo of Michael Stevens Michael is the president of the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District (BID) in the SE waterfront area of Washington, DC – the city’s most rapidly developing mixed-use urban neighborhood. The Capitol Riverfront is one of the largest riverfront redevelopment projects ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-680 Urban Marketing & Econ Dev

Scott Vangenderen
Photo of Scott Vangenderen Master or Architecture, Yale School of Architecture, 1977, Bachelor of Arts, Yale University, 1972 Mr. VanGenderen has spent the majority of his career in shaping sub-urban environments in Colorado, first as a designer of one of the first new urbanist ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPRE-803 Urban Development Practicum
MPUP-803 Urb Dev & Entitlement Practicm

Jessica Zimbabwe
Photo of Jessica Zimbabwe Jess Zimbabwe, AIA, AICP, LEED-AP, serves as Executive Director of the Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership at the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The mission of the Daniel Rose Center is to achieve and support excellence in land use decision ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPUP-500 MPUP 500-01 Ethics and Planning Practice
MPUP-520 Methods in Urban Planning Research and Analysis
MPUP-800 Urban Laboratory
MPUP-901 Independent Study: Urban Planning

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