Judith Grant Long is an associate professor of urban planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and an associate professor of sport management and the co-director of the Michigan Center for Sport and Policy at U-M’s School of Kinesiology. Her research and teaching interests include sports and tourism infrastructure, mega-events and the host-city experience, public-private partnerships for real estate development, and local economic development. Her latest book project, Olympic Urbanism: Rome to Rio (forthcoming from Routledge), explores the long-term impacts of building for the Olympic Games. Prior to joining U-M, Long taught at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was the director of its Master in Urban Planning program.
Long holds numerous degrees, including a Master in Design Studies (with distinction) and a PhD in urban planning from Harvard University.