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    Emil Malizia
    316 New East
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    Dr. Malizia has expertise in the related areas of regional economic development, real estate development, and urban redevelopment.

    + Fellow Member, AICP
    + M.R.P., Ph.D., Cornell
    + B.A., Rutgers


    Dr. Malizia teaches real estate development and workshops focusing on downtown redevelopment.

    PLAN 765: Real Estate Development
    PLAN 823: Planning Workshop—Design & Development

    Research and practice

    Dr. Malizia’s current research and practice is on the socio-economic characteristics and urban form of vibrant centers and their influence on local economic development, entrepreneurship, and real property performance. He is author or co-author of five books and over 160 articles, monographs, and other publications. During leaves, Dr. Malizia has worked in federal service and as a senior advisor to a major real estate investment company.


    Public service

    + Chair/Member - PAB Site Visit Teams
    + Member - APA/AICP Community Planning Assistance Teams


    Professional activities

    + Fellow - American Real Estate Society
    + Charter Member - American Planning Association
    + Member - the Urban Land Institute, IEDC, NAIOP
    + Reviewer - Journal of the American Planning Association & other scholarly publications.
    + Editorial Board Member - Journal of Real Estate Practice and Education

    Private consulting

    Dr. Malizia provides development consulting services to private companies, nonprofits, and public agencies.


    Selected publications

    “The Economic Development-Vibrant Center Connection,”  The Professional Geographer forthcoming, 2015 (with Yasuyuki Motoyama)

    “Does Downtown Office Property Perform Better in Live-work-Play Centers?”  Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking & Urban Sustainability Vol.8, June 2015, 16 pgs (with Yan Song).

    “Vibrant Places: Clarifying the Terminology of Urbanism in the U.S. Context,” BDC Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013, 175-180.

    Toward a Vibrant Downtown Shreveport. Shreveport, Louisiana Community Planning Assistance Team, Final Report, November 2014. (co-author)

    Preferred Office Locations: Comparing Location Preferences and Performance of Office Space in CBDs, Suburban “Vibrant Centers,” and Suburban Areas. NAIOP Research Foundation, October 21014.

    Sustainable Development Projects: Integrating Design, Development, and Regulation. Chicago: APA Planners Press, 2013 (with David Godschalk).

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