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Dr. Ken Reardon

The University of Memphis welcomes Ken Reardon

The University of Memphis welcomes Dr. Ken Reardon as the incoming Director of the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning.

Ken will be coming to Memphis from Cornell University where he served as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning. Ken is a nationally renowned expert in community organizing, community-based neighborhood planning, and university-community partnerships. He received the American Institute of Certified Planners President's Award for his role in establishing and directing the highly-regarded East St. Louis Action Research Project and more recently has been involved in recovery planning for New Orleans’ Ninth Ward in collaboration with a group of planning students. We’re all looking forward to rolling up our sleeves with Ken and getting to work in our community.

Study Abroad in Sicily

In the summer of 2012, a group of City & Regional Planning students and faculty participated in a 10-day field experience and exchange in the Provence of Catania, Sicily. Learn more here.


2013 Mid-South Planning and Zoning Institute. 


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2011 Planners Network Conference

The U of M Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning hosted a successful 2011 Planners Network International Conference. For more information, visit the conference web site.

Community-Student Collaborative Leads to South Memphis Farmers Market

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White House blog coverage

Eyewitness News coverage

Commercial Appeal Article

Vance Avenue Collaborative planning efforts in the news

University of Memphis - video overview

Action News 5 - Taking Back Our Neighborhoods

Eyewitness News coverage

South Memphis Revitalization Action Plan in the news

Eyewitness News coverage

Commercial Appeal article

Mid-Sized Cities Policy Research Institute Appoints its First Director

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Memphis Music Magnet concept featured in Memphis Flyer

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Planning program's engaged scholarship efforts featured in U of M magazine

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ReGenerations: The Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative

A summer project hosted by the Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning in conjunction with the City of Memphis' Summer Youth Employment Program. Click here for more details.

Listen to a discussion of the Youth Neighborhood Mapping Initiative on Smart City Radio. Click here to download the broadcast.

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