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Joe Grengs

Chair of Urban and Regional Planning
Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

Joe Grengs is chair and associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His research examines social equity in transportation and land-use planning, and argues for prioritizing transportation investments that improve access to essential destinations for poor people and other disadvantaged travelers. He serves on the executive committee and is treasurer of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. Appointed during the Obama Administration, he currently serves on the Federal Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Grengs is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and is a registered professional engineer, with work experience in both the private and public sectors and in international settings. 

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota, and a PhD in city and regional planning from Cornell University.