City and Regional Planning

John D. Landis

Crossways Professor of City & Regional Planning

PROFESSOR LANDIS IS ON TEACHING SABBATICAL FOR THE 2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR, BUT WILL BE REGULARLY AVAILABLE FOR MEETINGS WITH STUDENTS AND RESEARCH COLLEAGUES

Courses Taught
Professor Landis teaches Planning Theory, Introduction to Property Development, Progressive Development, and Urban Development & Infrastructure Finance.

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). https://www.jstor.org/stable/26608011

Eleven ways demographic and economic change is reframing American housing policy. (with Vincent Reina). Housing Policy Debate 29:1 (2019) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2018.1492739

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). https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0739456  

The end of sprawl?  Not so fast.  Housing Policy Debate (2017). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10511482.2017.1296014

Tracking and explaining neighborhood socioeconomic change in U.S. metropolitan areas between 1990 and 2010. Housing Policy Debate (2016). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10511482.2014.993677

 

Work and Research

Source: Regional Plan Association

Alexandra San Roman, Claudia Elzey, Eric Vincent Riley, Gabriella Nelson, Michael Schaier, Sean Scott; proposed intervention in Bergen Square

Photo George Miquilena