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John Landis is the Crossways Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Dr. Landis’ research interests span a variety of urban development topics; his recent research and publications focus on growth management, infill housing, and the geography of urban employment centers. Together with several generations of PhD students, Dr. Landis developed the California Urban Futures series of urban growth models. He is currently engaged in a National Science Foundation-funded project to model, forecast, and develop alternative spatial scenarios of US population and
employment patterns and their impacts on travel demand, habitat loss, and water use through 2050. Prior to arriving at Penn in 2007, Dr. Landis was on the planning faculties of the University of California, Berkeley (1987–2007), Georgia Tech (1985–1986), and the University of Rhode Island (1983–1984). He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association and Housing Policy Debate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the American Planning Association.