Faculty

Message from the Faculty Director

Welcome to Georgetown University’s Urban & Regional Planning program! Our mission is to prepare aspiring leaders to become professional urban planners who are ready to take on the many unprecedented challenges in cities around the world. We believe that urban planners are professional executives and representatives of community, who work across disciplines and the scales of neighborhoods, towns, cities, and metropolitan regions—and do so in an ethical and transparent manner.

Housed within the state-of-the-art Georgetown downtown D.C. campus, we are situated within one of the most important cities in the world—Washington, D.C.—a vibrant urban marketplace with deep traditions of civic planning and many local, national, and international organizations engaged in helping to forge sustainable communities. We believe that when urban planners combine knowledge, expertise, and civic leadership, they can deliver outcomes for communities that very often defy conventional wisdom.

With warm regards,

Uwe S. Brandes, M.Arch
Faculty Director and Associate Professor of the Practice, Urban & Regional Planning

Uwe
Brandes

Uwe S. Brandes has over 20 years of experience in the planning, design and construction ...

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Shalom
Flank

Shalom Flank, PhD, became the nation's first "microgrid architect" over a dozen years ago, as ...

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Sharon
L. Geno

Sharon Wilson Géno is well known for her work on affordable housing and real estate ...

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Whitney
Gray

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, is the Executive Director of Research and Innovation at ...

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Yuri
Horowitz

Co-founder and Partner at Navigo International, Yuri Horowitz has 19 years working throughout the travel ...

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Linda
Horowitz

Linda Horowitz has ten years experience developing and implementing tourism programs that stimulate economic growth, ...

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Peter
Kralovec

Peter James Kralovec has over 10 years of experience in urban policy research, writing, program ...

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Daniel
Lyons

Daniel Lyons has 15 years of experience managing planning, development and construction projects. The geography ...

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Ellen
McCarthy

Ellen McCarthy has more than 35 years of experience in the field of urban planning, ...

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Trisha
Miller

Trisha Miller serves as a Senior Advisor at HUD in the Office of Economic Resilience, ...

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Joshua
Murphy

Joshua Murphy is a Senior Spatial Analyst with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) ...

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Daniel
Rathbone

After many years spent in private practice and academia, Daniel B. Rathbone recently retired as ...

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