Lance Freeman, Ph.D.

Lance Freeman

Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor of City and Regional Planning, and Sociology

Lance Freeman is the Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor of City and Regional Planning, and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Neighborhoods are what fascinates him and motivates his research. He studies how neighborhoods change and evolve over time, the role neighborhoods play in people’s lives, and he is exploring how we can use social media and other new technologies as tools to study neighborhoods. His study of neighborhoods is motivated by an aim to learn how we can use this knowledge to plan and build better and more equitable places.

 

Professor Freeman has published a number of articles in refereed journals on issues related to gentrification, urban poverty, housing policy, urban sprawl, the relationship between the built environment and public health and residential segregation. His books include:

· There Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from the Ground Up by Temple University Press

· A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America by Columbia University Press.

· Planning and Control of Land Development by University of North Carolina Press. With Daniel Mandelker, Carol Necole Brown, Stuart Meck, Dwight H. Merriam, Peter W. Salsich, Jr., and Edward J. Sullivan.

 

Prior to beginning his academic career, Professor Freeman worked as a researcher for Mathematica Policy Research, a leading social science research organization in Washington, D.C. Professor Freeman also has professional planning experience, working as a City Planner for the New York City Housing Authority.

Education

Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1997.

 

Master of Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 1991.

 

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, State University of New York at Buffalo. December, 1987.

Courses Taught
  • Doctoral Colloquium. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Community Development Policy. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Advanced Quantitative Methods. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Race and Ethnicity in The City. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Measuring the Impacts of Your Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy. Neighborhood Reinvestment Institute.
  • Strategies for Affordable Housing in High Cost Areas. Neighborhood Reinvestment Institute.
  • Introduction to Housing Policy. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Planning Theory. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Planning Studio. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Quantitative Techniques for Planning. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Research Design for Planners. Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Planning Methods. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Local Economic Development Policy. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Statistics for Public Management Decisions. School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
  • Public Policy Evaluation. Curriculum in Public Policy Analysis. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Selected Publications

2020. Planning and Control of Land Development: Cases and Materials. University of North Carolina Press. With Daniel Mandelker, Carol Necole Brown, Stuart Meck, Dwight H. Merriam, Peter W. Salsich, Jr., and Edward J. Sullivan.

2019. A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America. Columbia University Press.

2006. There Goes the Hood: Views of Gentrification from Ground Up. Temple University Press.

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