Taubman College

Faculty Directory

  • Margaret Dewar
  • Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Director of the Real Estate Development Certificate
  • Office: 2208B
  • medewar@umich.edu
  • CV

Teaching Areas:

  • "Capstone" Community-based Planning Studio
  • Economic Development Planning
  • Real Estate Development Development

Margaret Dewar’s research is in the broad areas of economic development, urban environmental planning, and urban land use. Her current projects address remaking cities following abandonment and strengthening deteriorated neighborhoods. Her projects deal with how planners can address issues facing cities that have experienced substantial population and employment loss. Her recent book is The City after Abandonment (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013), coedited with June Thomas. Dewar teaches courses where students studying for the Master of Urban Planning work with community partners to produce plans that advance the agendas of those partners, principally in Detroit and Flint. She is faculty coordinator for the housing, community, and economic development concentration and the faculty director for the Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development. She earned her Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Master of City Planning from Harvard University.

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