This converstation will feature PennDesign Dean Emeritus Gary Hack in conversation with UC Berkeley City Planning Professor Michael Teitz. Among other topics, Hack and Teitz will explore whether and how the long-standing Anglo-American planning model is appropriate for the developing world.
Michael B. Teitz is Director of the Economy Program, Senior Fellow, and former Director of Research at the Public Policy Institute of California, which he helped to plan and establish. He holds a B.Sc. (Economics) from the London School of Economics, an M.S. in Geography from the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. His recent research has been in the fields of regional planning, local economic development, and housing planning and policy. Author of a book on residential rent control and numerous papers and reports, Professor Teitz has served as a consultant and advisor to local, state, and national governments, both in the United States and internationally, and to private sector and non-profit organizations. He has been Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, Chair of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate of the University of California, and President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. He has received the Berkeley Citation, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Distinguished Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Gary Hack is the former dean of the School of Design, stepping down in 2008 after 12 years. Prior to coming to Penn, he was a professor of urban design at MIT, and a partner in the professional firm of Carr Lynch Hack and Sandell in Cambridge.