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Dr. Grant's Profile

‌Prof. Richard Grant, Geography & Regional Studies

Professor Grant is a native of Ireland and received his BA from University College Dublin. He went on to receive an MA from University of Illinois and a PhD in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Professor Grant’s interests are in urban and regional development, urbanization in the Global South and cities in Africa.  His regional interests include South Florida, Accra, Ghana as well as Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.  Grant is a professor of Geography & Regional Studies at UM and a Senior Research Scientist at the Earth Institute, Columbia University where he works on the Millennium City Initiatives in Ghana.

The Urban Studies Program is managed by a Director and a Steering Committee. The Committee is a multi-disciplinary group of faculty from Arts & Sciences with representation from the School of Architecture and the School of Business.

For questions about the program and advising, please contact the Director.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
  • George Gonzalez, Political Science
  • Shouraseni Sen Roy, Geography
  • Traci Ardren, Anthropology
  • Alejandro Portes, School of Law
  • George Wilson, Sociology
  • Peter Muller, Geography
  • Sonia Chao, Architecture
  • Jean-Francois Le Jenue, Architecture
OTHER AFFILIATED FACULTY:
  • Sonia Chao, Architecture
  • Mary Lindemann, History
  • David Luis-Brown, English
  • Michael Miller, History
  • Nicholas Patricios, Architecture
  • Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, Architecture
  • Jonathan West, Political Science
  • Scott Brown, Public Health
  • Dexter Callender, Religious Studies
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