Lance Freeman, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Sociology, Appointed the 29th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor

Lance Freeman has been Appointed the 29th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor. Freeman, one of the world’s leading scholars of urban housing and gentrification, is the James W. Effron University Professor, with joint appointments in the Department of City and Regional Planning in the Stuart Weitzman School of Design and our Department of Sociology in the School of Arts & Sciences. 

“Dr. Freeman elegantly blends methods from economics, sociology, urban studies, and city planning to improve understanding of challenging issues like affordable housing, gentrification, and stratification in housing markets. His award-winning work resonates far beyond academe and has shaped decisions by policymakers and courts around the nation and the world. As we continue to confront historical and continuing inequity in society, Dr. Freeman’s scholarship takes on ever-increasing importance in helping provide knowledge- and evidence-based solutions in oftentimes fractious debates over community development and housing policy.” Read the rest of the glowing write-up here.