Taubman College

Faculty Directory

  • Kimberley Kinder
  • Michigan Society Fellow in Urban & Regional Planning and in Natural Resources & Environment
  • Office: 2223A
  • kkinder@umich.edu
  • CV

Teaching Areas:

  • Urban Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Spatial Politics

Kimberley Kinder is an Assistant Professor in Urban Planning. She is the author of the forthcoming book Cities Without Services: Do-It-Yourself Urbanism in Detroit’s Spaces of Disinvestment (University of Minnesota Press), which is about how residents cope with market and government disinvestment in Detroit by taking charge of abandoned spaces to improve living conditions and exert social control. Dr. Kinder also published The Politics of Urban Water: Changing Waterscapes in Amsterdam (University of Georgia Press, forthcoming, 2015), which explores similar processes of quasi-formal spatial intervention and collective governance in a context of urban growth. Dr. Kinder received an MSc in Geography from Oxford and a PhD in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley.

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