Edward G. Goetz, Ph.D.
PAB Vice-Chair (2020-2022) & ACSP Planning Educator appointee (2016-2022)
Edward G. Goetz is director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, and professor of urban planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota. He specializes in housing and local community development, and how issues of race and poverty affect housing policy, planning, and development. His most recent books are New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice and Public Housing Policy (2013, Cornell University Press), and Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America (2003, Urban Institute Press), which won the Paul Davidoff Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning in 2005. His next book, Community Development v. Integration: Pursuing Racial Justice and Regional Equity in American Cities, will be published in 2017 by Cornell University Press.
Dr. Goetz has taught courses on urban spatial and social dynamics, housing and community development, managing urban growth and change. He served as director of the masters of urban and regional planning program at the Humphrey School for 9 years and as associate dean for 3 years. He has held visiting positions at Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre, Tsinghua University – Beijing, and DeMontfort University – Leicester, England.