John D. Landis
Professor and Chair, City & Regional Planning
Professor Landis teaches Planning Theory, Introduction to Property Development, Progressive Development, and Land Use Modeling.
Professor Landis' research interests span a variety of urban development topics; his recent research and publications focus on growth management, infill housing, and the geography of urban employment centers.
Degrees and Experience
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Together with several generations of Ph.D. students, Prof. Landis developed the California Urban Futures series of urban growth models. He is currently engaged in a National Science Foundation-funded project to model, forecast, and develop alternative spatial scenarios of U.S. population and employment patterns and their impacts on travel demand, habitat loss, and water use through 2050.
Prior to arriving at Penn in 2007, Prof. Landis was on the planning faculties of the University of California, Berkeley (1987–2007), Georgia Tech (1985–1986), and the University of Rhode Island (1983–1984).
Prof. Landis serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association and Housing Policy Debate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.