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
  • State, Local, and Community Economic Development Planning

Margaret Dewar is faculty coordinator for the housing, community, and economic development concentration. 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. Her research is in 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 troubled industries, declining regions, cities with high rates of poverty, and low-income neighborhoods. Her forthcoming book is The City after Abandonment (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012), 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.

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