Director, Planning, Design and the Built Environment, Professor, City and Regional Planning
Office: 2-315 Lee Hall
Ph.D. in Geography, University of Minnesota (1980); M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota (1977); A.B. in Geography and Political Science, University of California at Los Angeles (1975)
Mickey Lauria, Ph.D., is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Planning, Design and the Built Environment at Clemson University. He has served as President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, has edited the association’s journal of record, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, and currently serves as Co-Editor of Town Planning Review while serving on the editorial boards of six planning research journals. He has published articles on community-based development organizations, urban redevelopment, and politics and planning in planning, geography, and urban studies journals. His recent research interests include conservation easements and affordable housing; empirical analysis of planning theories, patterns and impacts of housing foreclosures and abandonment; neighborhood conditions and planning issues involving race and class, and planning for growth and change in the Southeastern U.S. He has taught and researched planning issues throughout the United States including Minneapolis, Chicago, Pittsburgh and the Monongahela valley, small towns in Iowa, New Orleans and its surrounding parishes, upstate South Carolina, and in Europe including England, Austria, and France. He is on sabbatical as a visiting fellow in planning at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia collaborating with Tiffany Morrison on the politics of environmental planning in Queensland and John Minnery on housing issues in Australia.