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Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, FAICP, RTPI (hon)

Former MAS Chair; MAS Director; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Eugenie Birch is Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Chair of the Graduate Group of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design; Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research; and Co-Editor, City in the 21st Century series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Recent books include: The Other Market: Informal Real Estate in the Global South (forthcoming); Women’s Health and the World’s Cities (with Afaf Meleis and Susan Wachter); and Growing Greener Cities. She has served on NYC’s Planning Commission and on the jury that selected designers for the World Trade Center site. She is currently the chair of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Campaign and president of its special initiative, the Habitat III General Assembly of Partners.