Scott D. Campbell
Associate Professor, Urban Planning Program (MUPPh.D.)
College of Architecture + Urban PlanningUniversity of Michigan
2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor MI 48109-2069
(734) 763-2077 ~ 763-2322 (fax)
office hours sign-up (via google calendar) (2225C A&AB)
information on applying to the Ph.D. Program

Academic Resources
new MUP student MUP
PhD student ctools resources (authentication required)
writing, citations & academic integrity ·
master's thesis / professional project guidelines
Formatting data tables and charts
creating effective tables & graphs
Telling Stories with Numbers
planning history timeline


updated: Saturday, May 14, 2016


Courses: Winter 2016

UP538 economic development planning   up540 Planning Theory

  Fall 2016

 up539 methods of economic development planning   up540 planning theory   up650 advanced urban theory   


Winter 2017

UP538 economic development planning   


other courses

UP523 regional planning   up532 sustainable development   up504 quantitative planning methods   up835 Research Seminar  

all planning courses    


Class blog sites (content/images provided by students)
First Nature, Second Nature, City
Visualizing the Global/National/Local
public spaces
Arts, Culture and Economic Development
the future of suburbia
arguments for/against planning

Selected Research

Planning for deep-rooted problems: What can we learn from aligning complex systems and wicked problems? Planning Theory & Practice 16(4), 2015. (with Moira Zellner)
Peter Hall Tours the Gunbelt (and Other Side Trips to the Legacies of Ebenezer Howard) Built Environment 41.1., 2015. pp. 52-62. (with Sabina Deitrick)
Sustainable Development and Social Justice:  Conflicting Urgencies and the Search for Common Ground in Urban and Regional Planning (Michigan Journal of Sustainability, Vol 1, 2013)
"Free-marketers on the way up but planning interventionists on the way down? Economic crisis and planning’s rescue narrative from the Great Depression to the Crash of 2008-9" paper presented at 2009 ACSP conference.
Megaregions and Sustainability,” in Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness, Catherine Ross (ed), Island Press, 2009
Readings in Planning Theory + Readings in Urban Theory, both co-edited with Susan S. Fainstein. Blackwell (2nd edition).
"Is 'Progress' No Longer Progressive? Reclaiming the Ideology of Progress in Planning"
"Case Studies in Planning: Comparative Advantages and the Problem of Generalization" .
"The Enduring Importance of National Capital Cities in the Global Era"
"Unpacking the Impetus for Regional Planning in the U.S.:  Cooperation, Coercion and Self-Interest" (co-authored with Phil D'Anieri)
"Green Cities, Growing Cities, Just Cities?  Urban Planning and the Contradictions of Sustainable Development" .

list of recommended summer readings for students

also: view these urban photographs (taken by my daughter)


planning history timeline    PhD program    writing        FAQ for MUP students 2011    safe streets, complete streets blog

Older Resources (not recently updated)

       Detroit resources    UP538 economic development handbook    Urban and Regional Research Collaborative (URRC) working paper series

"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire." – William Butler Yeats