Faculty and Staff

Faculty

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Assistant Professor

Dina Abdul Karim, Ph. D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research interests include broad areas in urban design and environmental psychology such as walkable environments, livable public spaces, and restorative urban places. 

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Professor
Co-Director, California Center for Land and Water Stewardship

Dr. Delgado is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and is a co-director of the California Center for Land and Water Stewardship (CCLAWS).

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Assistant Professor

Dr. Alvaro Huerta holds a joint faculty appointment in Urban & Region Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He’s one of the few Chicana/o scholars to hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in urban planning. He’s the author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm (San Diego State University Press, 2013). He's also the lead editor of Volume 4 (immigration) of People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration [4 Volumes]. (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO / Greenwood, 2016).

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Assistant Professor

Courtney Elizabeth Knapp, Ph.D., AICP is an Assistant Professor and the Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her research interests include race and urban development, placemaking, citizen engagement and participation and equitable development.  Her forthcoming book, Constructing the Dynamo of Dixie: Race, Urban Planning, and Urban Cosmopolitanism in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will be published by the University of North Carolina Press (May 2018).  She is currently involved with new research projects focused on the democratic potential of planner-librarian collaboration and the relationship between urban planning and ex-offender reentry.

Lecturer
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Lecturer

Nicole is an architect with experience in urban design, public housing, and private institutions, with a particular focus on environmental design. Nicole received an M.Arch. from Yale University, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.

Lecturer
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Professor

Dr. Mitchell teaches planning law, environmental planning, and seminars. His research concerns property rights and ecological integrity.

Lecturer

Marta Perlas obtained architectural degrees from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc) and the Escola Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona, Spain.

Lecturer
Lecturer
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Professor

Dr. Gwen Urey is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Her research interests include broad areas relating to planning for non-transportation infrastructure: she has published book chapters on telecommunications and ports.

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Professor
Department of Urban Regional Planning

Richard Willson's recent publications include A Guide for the Idealist: Launching and Navigating Your Planning Career (Routledge 2017), Parking Management for Smart Growth (Island Press 2015), and Parking Reform Made Easy (Island Press 2013). Dr. Willson's research addresses parking policy, climate change planning, transit-oriented development, planning theory, and professional development. He writes a bi-weekly blog for the American Planning Association concerning idealism in the environmental design professions. Dr. Willson teaches regional transportation planning, climate change planning, planning theory, policy analysis, and professional practice. Click on my name (above) for more details.

Lecturer

Richard Zimmer AICP is a full-time adjunct faculty member in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

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Associate Professor
Chair

Dr. Kim's research and practice focus on sustainable transportation planning including active transportation, land use/transportation scenario planning, and GIS applications.

Staff

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Administrative Coordinator

Laura Fujimoto oversees all aspects of the department office and provides administrative and technical support to the Chair and faculty. Laura's main role is assisting faculty and students navigate "the system".