Mark Alan Hughes
BA 1981 Swarthmore
PhD 1986 Penn (Regional Science)
Mark Alan Hughes is a Professor of Practice at PennDesign and a Lead Investigator at the DOE's Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Penn Institute for Urban Research, a Senior Fellow of the Wharton School's Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, and a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Penn's Fox Leadership Program. He has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, the Urban Institute, and a senior adviser at the Ford Foundation.
He was the Chief Policy Adviser to Mayor Michael Nutter and the founding Director of Sustainability for the City of Philadelphia, where he led the creation of the Greenworks plan. He drafted the Policy Markets Behavior component of the winning $159 million EEB Hub proposal to DOE and seven other federal agencies, and he directed PMB research for the Hub's first two years.
Hughes holds a B.A. from Swarthmore and a Ph.D. from Penn, joined the Princeton faculty in 1986 at the age of 25, has taught at Penn since 1999, and is widely published in the leading academic journals of several disciplines, including Economic Geography, Urban Economics, Political Science Quarterly, Policy Analysis and Management, and the Journal of the American Planning Association, for which he won the National Planning Award in 1992.