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urban planning educator

William Michael Rohe, American urban planning educator. Grantee National Institute Justice, 1982, Housing and Urban Development, 1987, 95, 97, 98, research grantee Ford Foundation, 1988, 91, 2001, Fannie Mae Foundation, 1994, 1997, 99, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, 1997, 98, Fulbright Research grantee, since 2003.


Rohe, William Michael was born on April 23, 1950 in New York City. Son of Victor Joseph and Grace (White) Rohe.


Associate of Applied Science, State University of New York, Farmingdale, 1970. Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972. Master Regional Planning, Pennsylvania State University, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy in Man Environmental Relations, Pennsylvania State University, 1978.


Assistant professor Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1977-1978. Assistant professor city, regional planning University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1978-1985, associate professor, 1985-1992. Professor, since 1992.

Dean E. Smith professor, 1994-1997. Director Center for Urban and Regional Studies University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1994. Consultant Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1979-1996, Urban Systems Research and Engineering, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1985-1987, Abt associate, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Housing and Urban Development visiting scholar, Washington, 1984-1985. Governor board Urban Affairs Association, 2000-2003.



Member Chapel Hill Planning Commission, 1980-1986. Chapel Hill Small Area Planning Committee, 1990-1994. Member American Association of University Professors (president-elect University North Carolina chapter 1990-1991, president 1991-1993), American Planning Association (Best Paper award 1992, 95), Association Collegiate Schools of Planning (executive committee 1993-1995, Best Paper award 1996).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: basketball.


Married Jamie Stone, June 10, 1989.

Victor Joseph Rohe

Grace (White) Rohe

Jamie Stone