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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
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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, State University of New York 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


    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 contributions to scholarship in the field of city and regional planning.  He now holds the title of the Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of City and Regional Planning, and also serves as director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies.


    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 referred journal 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, and state and local public and nonprofit 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 and an evaluation of a HOPE VI project sponsored by the Charlotte Housing Authority.


    Recent 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


    Recent 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


    Recent publications

    “Reexamining the Social Benefits of Homeownership after the Housing Crisis,” in Homeownership Built to Last: Lessons from the Housing Crisis on Sustaining Homeownership for Low-Income and Minority Families, Washington D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2014.


    “Long-Term Effects of Individual Development Accounts on Post-Secondary Education: Follow-up Evidence from a Randomized Experiment,” Economics of Education Review 33 (1): 58-76 (co-author).


    “Long-Term Impacts of Individual Development Accounts on Homeownership Among Baseline Renters: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment,” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5 (1): 122-145 (co-author).


    “Entrenched Hybridity in the Delivery of Affordable Rental Housing in the United States,” Housing Studies 27 (4): 457-475 (co-author).


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

    “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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