Urban Planner Michael Teitz, 2008 UB Clarkson Chair, to Speak Oct. 29

Will address uneasy relationship between planning and economic development

Release Date: October 20, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Michael Teitz, professor emeritus of city and regional planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and 2008-09 Nan and Will Clarkson Visiting Chair in the University at Buffalo Department of Urban and Regional Planning, will deliver the annual Clarkson lecture on Oct. 29.

Niraj Verma, the chair of urban and regional planning at UB, calls his talk, titled "Planning and Economic Development: An Uneasy Partnership," "certainly relevant to Buffalo where economic development is a key priority."

The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in 301 Crosby Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus, and is free and open to the public.

Teitz is a distinguished urban and regional planner and director of the Economy Program, as well as senior fellow and former director of research at the Public Policy Institute of California. His recent research is in the fields of regional planning, local economic development, and housing planning and policy.

A former chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning in the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design, Teitz has served as a consultant and advisor to local, state and national governments, as well as to private sector and non-profit organizations.

He is past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and in 1998 received the ACSP's Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service for career-long service to the planning academy.

The Clarkson Visiting Chair is an endowed visiting position awarded to distinguished scholars or professionals in the disciplines of architecture and urban planning. It recognizes excellence in the pursuit of scholarship and professional application within these disciplines and is made possible by the generous support of Will and Nan Clarkson.

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