Name Michael Frisch PhD, AICP
Michael holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and policy development from Rutgers University, a master’s of city planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in economics from Earlham College. He has worked in environmental planning and urban policy at the National Center for Neighborhoods and Brownfields Redevelopment in New Brunswick, N.J.; at the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems in Queens, N.Y.; and at Employment Research Associates in Lansing, Mich. His work has been funded by the Council of Great Lakes Governors, the Pew Foundation, U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development and several municipalities. Michael is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners and has served on several advisory planning committees and commissions. He is knowledgeable about regional planning and analysis methods, land use and environmental policy, urban redevelopment, urban design and planning history.
Michael’s research focuses on:
- how 20th century urban planning reinforces particular family models
- how planning creates the necessary conditions for sustainable economic growth
- evaluation of environmental, land use, and community development policies in Kansas City, New Orleans, and other cities
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