Eugenie Ladner Birch

Nussdorf Professor and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania

With University of Pennsylvania: Lawrence C. Nussdorf Chair of Urban Research and Education; Chair, Graduate Group in City and Regional Planning; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research; Co-Editor, City in the 21st Century Series, University of Penn Press and SSRN Urban Research e-journal. Has been active in the field's professional organizations and in academia in the US and abroad, most recently as president, General Assembly of Partners (GAP), an engagement platform for the implementation of the UN's Agenda 2030 and New Urban Agenda; co-chair, Sustainable Development Solutions Network Subgroup on Cities, and Trustee, Regional Plan Association of New York; previously president, International Planning History Society, Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Chair, Planning Accreditation Board, Board of Trustees, Municipal Art Society of New York, Editor, Journal of the American Planning Association. Recipient: Distinguished Educator Award (2009), Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service (2006), Margarita McCoy Award (1994), Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Project Director: EEB Research Digest, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, Department of Energy; APEC Energy Working Group Energy Efficient Communities Initiative, Council of Economic Planning and Development, Taiwan, China. Books include: Slums: How Informal Real Estate Markets Work (Penn Press 2016) (with Susan Wachter and Shohana Chatteraj); Global Urbanizations (Penn Press, 2011) (with Susan Wachter), Global Women's Health (Penn Press, 2011) (with Afaf Meleis and Susan Wachter). Journal articles include: “Implementing the New Urban Agenda in the United States: Building on a Firm Foundation,“ Informationen zur Raumentwicklung (Information on Spatial Development) (forthcoming). “Inclusion and Innovation: The Many Forms of Stakeholder Engagement in Habitat III” Citiscape 19:2 (2017):45-51; 1. Midterm Report: Will Habitat III Make a Difference to Global Urban Development?” Journal of the American Planning Association 84:4 (Fall 2016): 398-411; Popular writing includes: "Gateways and Portals to the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda: It’s Engagement, But Engagement is Complicated,” in Aliye Celik, Gateway Portals to the City: Infrastructure for Sustainable Urbanization (forthcoming) “Is there any hope of aligning the many efforts working on the SDGs?” Citiscope, July 31, 2017 “Habitat III: The Quest for Sustainable Urban Development,” Cascade (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) Fall, 2016 (with Jane C.W. Vincent).“Tangible, Manageable and Measurable, The New Urban Agenda’s Road Map for Planning Urban Spatial Development,” UN Chronicle L11:3 (2016):8-11. Holds AB in History (Bryn Mawr College) and Masters and PhD in Urban Planning (Columbia University). Elected Fellow, American College of Certified Planners