City and Regional Planning

John D. Landis

Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning

Research Interests

Professor Landis' research interests span a variety of urban development topics.  His current and recent research focuses on metropolitan equity, gentrification and neighborhood change, affordable housing, sprawl and growth management, and smart cities technologies.

Degrees and Experience
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Professor Landis was the Department Chair at PennPlanning from 2009 to 2017.  Prior to arriving at Penn in 2007, Professor 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, Progress in Planning, and the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Recent Publications
Fifty years of local growth management in America. (under review at Progress in Planning)

Black-White and Hispanic segregation magnitudes and trends from the 2016 American Community Survey. Cityscape, 21(1), 63-86. (2019).

Eleven ways demographic and economic change is reframing American housing policy. (with Vincent Reina). Housing Policy Debate 29:1 (2019)

Intersecting residential and transportation CO2 emissions: Metropolitan climate change programs in the age of Trump. (with David Hsu and Erick Guerra). Journal of Planning Education and Research (2017).  

The end of sprawl?  Not so fast.  Housing Policy Debate (2017).

Tracking and explaining neighborhood socioeconomic change in U.S. metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2010. Housing Policy Debate (2016).