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Kenneth Michael Reardon

What I am working on:

What I am working on:
My colleague, Antonio Raciti, and I are working on a biography of Paul Davidoff, a progressive planner, credited with establishing the advocacy planning movement in the US. This movement promoted redistributive urban policies and participatory planning processes to expand opportunities for those with the fewest choices in our society. See: www.pauldavidoff.com

My Achievements

My Achievements:
I have been a community planning and development professional and scholar for thirty-five years. My work has focused on resident-led revitalization efforts in severely distressed urban and rural communities.I have held tenured faculty positions in graduate planning programs at Illinois, Cornell, Memphis and UMass Boston. Among the awards I have received are the American Institute of Certified Planners Award, the Lynton Award for Engaged Scholarship, and the Ehrlich Award for Civic Engaged Scholarship. My most recent book, Building Bridges: Community and University Partnerships in East St. Louis was published by Social Policy Press in August of 2019.

Work experience / Education

Work experience / Education:
Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Community Development, UMass Boston, 2015-present
Professor and Director, Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning, University of Memphis, 2007-2015
Associate Professor in City and Regional Planning, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Cornell University, 2000-2007
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990-1999
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, New York City Field Study Program, College of Human Ecology cornell University, 1984-1990

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Kenneth M. Reardon currently serves as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Urban Planning and Community Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he is engaged in research, teaching, and outreach in the areas of neighborhood planning, community development, municipal government reform, and community/university development partnerships.

Prior to joining the UMASS Boston faculty, Ken served as Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis. Before joining the Memphis faculty, Ken served as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He began his academic career as an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he established and directed the University's highly regarded East St. Louis Action Research Project.

Ken received his BA in Sociology in 1976 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He earned his Master of Urban Planning degree at Hunter College of the City University of New York. He took his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Minority Communities and Public Policy at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.
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