Many members of the DUSP faculty conduct research and teach courses of interest to EPP students. The following have strong ties to the program group and often work with EPP students:


Eran Ben-Joseph, PhD

Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Head, Joint Program in City Design and Development

Professor Ben-Joseph's research and teaching areas include urban and physical design, standards and regulations, sustainable site planning technologies and urban retrofitting. He is the author of 5 books including: Streets and the Shaping of Towns and Cities, The Code of the City, and RENEW Town. Professor Ben-Joseph worked as a city planner, urban designer and landscape architect in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States on projects including new towns and residential developments, streetscapes, stream restorations, and parks and recreation planning. He has led national and international multi-disciplinary projects in Singapore, Barcelona, Tokyo, Biloxi, the Bronx and Washington DC among other places. He holds degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and Chiba National University of Japan.

Karen Polenske, PhD

Peter deFlorez Professor of Regional Political EconomyPolenske

Karen R. Polenske is director of the multiregional planning (MRP) research team. Since earning her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University in 1966, she has conducted energy, environment, and transportation projects in many U.S. regions, including Appalachia, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, as well as outside the United States, including Brazil, China, Iran, and other countries. By the 1990s, her innovative group of collaborators included anthropologists, chemical engineers, energy, environmental, and transportation planners, lawyers, physicists, and public-health scholars. She is well-known as one of the most prominent input-output economists in the world and for her work on regional energy and environmental issues. She is a Fellow of the International Input-Output Association (IIOA) and of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). She was President of the IIOA (1995-2000) and Head of the International Development and Regional Planning Group in DUSP (1995-2006). Her publications include numerous articles in key economic and planning journals, and eight books, including 'The Technology-Energy-Environment-Health (TEEH) Chain in China' and 'The Economic Geography of Innovation' that are published both in English and Chinese. She received the 2008 Sloan Industry
Studies Best Book Award for the TEEH book.

Terry Szold, MRP

Adjunct Professor of Land Use Planning

Terry Szold, a land use planning consultant and member of the City Design and Development (CDD) faculty, is the principal of Community Planning Solutions (CPS), in Andover, MA, and serves as the Department's practitioner and educator in land use and growth management. Her areas of specialization and interest include the use and preparation of smart growth zoning techniques, development agreements, comprehensive plans and growth management strategies, and land use law and regulation. She is the recipient of the Faye Seigfriedt Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of the APA, an "Outstanding Community Leadership Award" from the North Suburban Chamber of Commerce for her work in promoting economic development in areas North of Boston, and the "Excellence in Teaching" award from the DUSP Student Council. Her recent consulting work includes preparation of new zoning district recommendations for the town of Clinton, MA, expedited permitting procedures for selected industrial areas in Burlington, MA, and an alternate master plan for a major retail site in Westford, MA. She is the co-editor of the books, "Smart Growth: Form and Consequences" (Lincoln Institute) and "Regulating Place: Standards and the Shaping of Urban America" (Routledge), and is author of articles on a wide
range of topics including mansionization and disability
in the built environment.