Taubman College

Faculty Directory

  • Jonathan Levine
  • Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Office: 2208A
  • jnthnlvn@umich.edu
  • CV

Teaching Areas:

  • Transportation and Land Use Planning
  • State and Local Land-Use Regulation
  • Research Design

Jonathan Levine's research centers on the potential and rationales for policy reform in transportation and land use. His current work focuses on the transformation of the transportation and land-use planning paradigm from a mobility to an accessibility basis an includes a number of funded projects and a book in preparation jointly with Professor Joe Grengs. He is also interested in the design of institutions for emerging transportation systems – which may be based in large measure on autonomous electric vehicles – to serve metropolitan-accessibility goals. He is the author of Zoned Out: Regulation, Markets, and Choices in Transportation and Metropolitan Land Use (Resources for the Future 2006), which argued for transportation and land-use policy reform on the basis of expansion of households' effective range of choices rather than proven modification of travel behavior. His research has been supported by organizations including the Federal Highway Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Michigan Department of Transportation, Mineta Transportation Institute, Ann Arbor Transportation Authority, and SMART (Suburban Detroit Public Transit.

Levine's work has been recognized. Together with Professor Joe Grengs and their co-authors, he was awarded the 2010 Chester Rapkin Award for best paper in the Journal of Planning Education and Research. He was awarded a 2011 residential fellowship at the Rockefeller Foundation center in Bellagio, Italy. In 2001, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded him the Excellence in Urban Policy Scholarship Award, and he received the Best of Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Award in 1996.

Levine joined the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning as Assistant Professor in 1991. In addition to a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley, he holds the Master of City Planning and the Master of Science in Civil Engineering, with a transportation focus.

Sort by Concentration:

Faculty Full-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

David Bieri Harley Etienne Jonathan Levine
Scott Campbell Robert Goodspeed Richard Norton
Lan Deng Joe Grengs Ana Paula Pimentel Walker
Margaret Dewar Lesli Hoey June Manning Thomas
Eric Dueweke Larissa Larsen  

Faculty Part-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

María Arquero de Alarcón Kimberley Kinder Monica Ponce de Leon
Robert Fishman Lucas Owen Kirkpatrick David Thacher
Douglas Kelbaugh Martin Murray  

Lecturers Part-Time in the Urban and Regional Planning Program

Peter Allen Paul Fontaine Julie Steiff
Philip D'Anieri Jeffrey Kahan  

Affiliated Faculty

Barry N. Checkoway Lidia Kostyniuk Matthew Lassiter

Faculty: Do you need to update your photo, CV, or bio? Email the website contact listed below with the updates required.

List of Urban Planning faculty by area of concentration (PDF 196KB)