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John Gilderbloom

John I. Gilderbloom , PhD

Professor, Department of Urban & Public Affairs

Director, Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods  

John Gilderbloom



 Research and Teaching

My primary areas of research are housing, community development, urban policy in radical cities (Amsterdam/Havana), green / sustianable urbanism, advanced research methods / statistics, and experiential learning in graduate education. I enjoy working with motivated/ creative graduate students who love to publish cutting edge research. My forhtcoming book, "Invisible City: Housing, Poverty and New Urbanism" contains contributions from five graduate students from our program and I have co-authored two other books with graduate students: Promise and Betrayal: Universities and the Battle for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods and Community Versus Comodity: Tenants and the American City. I am also using photography as a research tool in most of my books and my various websites. My future plans are to to edit a book called: " Ideal City: Amsterdam Policy and Planning" and journal articles on "Socialist City: Havana Policy and Planning", "New Directions in Older Inner City Community Development", improving upon my sociological theory of inter-city rent differentials, and green transporation policy for cities.

Educational Background

Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara (1978-1982)

M.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (1976-1978)

B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara (1972-1975)

Course Syllabi

Housing and Community Development- PLAN 617, PADM 626

Historic Preservation -- PLAN 625

 Research Methods for Public Policy -- UPA 606

Netherlands: Policy and Planning Spring 2007 -- PLAN 680: 


Curriculum Vita

Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods

Contact Info   

Office:    Urban Studies Institute, Room  235
Phone:     (502) 852-8557
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Mailing Address:    
Department of Urban and Public Affairs
University of Louisville
426 W. Bloom Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40208

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