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Edward Kirshner, American urban planner.


Kirshner, Edward was born on August 14, 1940 in New York City. Son of Morris N. and Helen S. (Berman) Kirshner.


Bachelor of Architecture, University California, Berkeley, 1966. Master in City Planning, University California, 1971.


Architectural planner Rouse Company, Columbia, Maryland, 1966-1968. Urban and economic planner Cambridge (Mass) Policy Studies Institute Center Community Economic Devel, 1971-1972. Housing and economic planner National Housing and Economic Development Law Project, Berkeley, 1972.

Urban planner Sedway Cooke & Associate, San Francisco, 1971-1972. Executive director Community Economics, Inc., Oakland, California, 1972-1980. Director housing programs National Consumers' Cooperative Bank, Washington, 1980-1981.

Associate director housing and construction Century Freeway Housing Program, California Department Housing and Community Development, Inglewood, California, 1982-1983. Director housing and redevelopment City of Berkeley, 1986-1987. Vice president Affirmative Investments, Inc., San Francisco, Boston, since 1983.

Visiting lecturer University California Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Davis, since 1977. Visiting instructor Antioch College W., San Francisco, 1977-1980, Lone Mountain College San Francisco, 1977-1978. Commissioner, vice-chairman Santa Monica City Planning Commission, 1984-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: The Cities' Wealth, 1976.


Board alternate Consumers' Corporation Berkeley, 1977. Member Governor's Small Farm Finance Viability Task Force, Sacarmento, 1977. Board directors Oakland Citizens' Committee Urban Renewal, 1979-1980.

Member steering committee Santa Monicans for Renters' Rights, 1985-1986. Member American Planning Association, Social Investment Forum, Planners' Network, Bay Area Socially Responsible Investment Professionals Association.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, travel, computers, science, social change politics.


Married Joan P. Scheiman, 1960 (divorced 1963). Married Elisabeth Gruber, December 28, 1967 (divorced 1977). 1 child, Orin Tove.

Morris N. Kirshner

Helen S. (Berman) Kirshner

Joan P. Scheiman

Elisabeth Gruber

Orin Tove Kirshner