Justin Hollander

Justin Hollander

(617) 627-3394
503 Boston Avenue
Research/Areas of Interest:

Land use planning; urban redevelopment; urban design; big data; shrinking cities


  • PhD, Planning & Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, United States, 2007
  • MRP, Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst Center, United States, 2000
  • BA Political Science, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1996


Justin Hollander, PhD, FAICP is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. He is an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and serves on the editorial boards of four other scholarly journals. He is written eleven books and more than 50 journal articles. His research examines how cities and regions manage physical change during periods of growth and decline and the cognitive, health, and social dimensions of community well-being. Dr. Hollander worked for almost a decade in land use and environmental planning at the local, regional, and federal levels, most recently for the Public Buildings Service of the U.S. General Services Administration as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Dr. Hollander's research has been supported through grants from the U.S. Department of State, Urban Land Institute, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Government of Canada, Government of Quebec, City of New York, Abell Foundation, 1772 Foundation, and the Appraisers Research Foundation. He is regularly called upon as an expert for a variety of media sources on urban issues, including The New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, NPR, and C-SPAN. He also hosts an iTunes podcast, "Cognitive Urbanism". Learn more here: https://jholla03.pages.tufts.edu/