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    William Rohe
    Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor & Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies
    New East 304 + Hickerson House 104
    work919.962.3077 (phone)
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    Dr. Rohe teaches courses in central city and neighborhood revitalization, and has published 3 books and over 60 journal articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice.


    BA, SUNY at Buffalo
    MS, MRP, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State


    Courses

    Dr. Rohe teaches courses in central city and neighborhood revitalization:

    PLAN 762 Central City Revitalization
    PLAN 763 Urban Neighborhood Revitalization
    PLAN 911 Ph.D. Seminar

    Research and practice

    Dr. William M. Rohe received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1978.  In 2005 he was awarded a distinguished professorship by the university for his many important contributions to scholarship in the field of city and regional planning.  He is now holds the title of the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning. 

    Dr. Rohe is co-author of "Planning with Neighborhoods" (University of North Carolina Press), co-editor of "Chasing the American Dream: New Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership" (Cornell University Press) and author of The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence (University of Pennsylvania Press).  He has also published over 60 journal referred articles on the topics of housing and community development policy and practice as well as numerous research reports for federal, state and local government agencies and major foundations. Dr. Rohe has received best article awards from both the "Journal of Planning Education and Research" and the "Journal of the American Planning Association" and he has conducted sponsored research for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ford Foundation, the Mac Arthur Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation and many other organizations.  He currently serves on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Urban Affairs" and "Journal of Planning Literature" and is an Associate Editor for the journal "Housing Policy Debate."  

    Dr. Rohe's current projects include: an evaluation of HUD’s Moving to Work Demonstration being implemented by the Charlotte Housing Authority, an evaluation of a HOPE VI project sponsored by the Charlotte Housing Authority, and a long-term assessment of the impacts of Individual Development Accounts on homeownership, total wealth, education attainment, and psychological health funded by the MacArthur Foundation.


    Public service

    Member of the Town of Chapel Hill's Inclusionary Housing Task Force
    Member of the Town of Chapel Hill's Northside Neighborhood Task Force


    University service

    Member of the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professorship Selection Committee


    Professional activities

    Associate editor - Housing Policy Debate
    Editorial board - Journal of Urban Affairs and Journal of Planning Literature
    Past Board Chair - Urban Affairs Association


    Selected publications

    "The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence," Philadelphia, University of Philadelphia Press, 2011.

    "Entrenched Hybridity in Public housing Agencies in the United States," Housing Studies (Forthcoming 2012).

    “The Sustainability of Low-Income Homeownership: The Incidence of Unexpected Cost and Needed Repairs among Low-Income Home Buyers,” Housing Policy Debate 21 (2) 317-341 (co-author).

    “Supporting Low-Income Homeowners: Lessons from a Program to Coordinate Weatherization and Rehabilitation Services,” Housing Policy Debate 20 (3): 523-546 (co-author).


    “From Local to Global: 100 Years of Neighborhood Planning”  Journal of the American Planning Association 75 (2): 209-230 (reprinted in Chinese Urban Planning International, 2011 (2).

    Chasing the American Dream: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Affordable Homeownership,”  Cornell University Press (May 2007) (co-editor and contributor).

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