Academic Advisors

Georgetown's Urban & Regional Planning Academic Advisors bring together distinguished thought leaders and practitioners from all facets of the industry. Academic Advisors provide external and independent guidance to our program through the following:

  • Review of the program's activities and innovation of its curriculum
  • Strategic insight into the global practice of planning in a rapidly evolving urban development marketplace
  • Critical perspective on the role of higher education in evolving the urban planning profession

Marcel Acosta
Executive Director, National Capital Planning Commission

Gordon Feller
Director, Urban Innovations, Internet Business Solutions Group, Cisco and Founder, City Minded

Gary Hack
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Chairman Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Urban Planning Program

Alex Krieger
Professor in the Practice of Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Urban Planning

Roger Lewis
Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and Columnist, The Washington Post

Eric Shaw
Director, D.C. Office of Planning

Mitchell Silver
Commissioner of New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, President Emeritus, American Planning Association

Marilyn Jordan Taylor
Dean and Paley Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design