Affiliated Faculty

Jan Whittington, PhD
Associate Pro­fes­sor of Urban Design and Plan­ning– Col­lege of Built Envi­ron­ments
Lab Founder

Jan WhittingtonPro­fes­sor Whittington’s pro­fes­sional and aca­d­e­mic career has been shaped around the need to under­stand the eco­nomic and envi­ron­men­tal con­se­quences of invest­ments in infra­struc­ture. Jan is cur­rently an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Depart­ment of Urban Design and Plan­ning at the Uni­ver­sity of Wash­ing­ton, Seat­tle. Her PhD is in City and Regional Plan­ning from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley (2008), where she stud­ied trans­ac­tion cost eco­nom­ics with recent Nobel lau­re­ate Oliver Williamson. Prior to her aca­d­e­mic career, she spent ten years with infra­struc­ture giant Bech­tel Cor­po­ra­tion, as a strate­gic plan­ner and envi­ron­men­tal sci­en­tist. Pro­fes­sor Whittington’s envi­ron­men­tal inter­ests arise from under­grad­u­ate degrees in Biol­ogy and Envi­ron­men­tal Stud­ies from the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Santa Cruz (1983). Her Master’s degree is in City and Regional Plan­ning, from Cal­i­for­nia State Uni­ver­sity, San Luis Obispo (1993).

David E Dowall
Professor Emeritus of City & Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Affiliated Faculty

David DowallCity planning professor David Dowall was director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development (IURD) from 2004 to 2008 and worked with IURD since joining the Berkeley faculty in 1976. Over the years, his research has focused on both domestic and international land management, housing policy, economic development strategy and infrastructure planning and finance. Internationally, Dowall has carried out policy research and designed technical and financial assistance strategies for cities and regions in over 40 countries. Although he is known for his empirical and analytical work on urban land economics and infrastructure finance, he has spent over 20 years working with governments and nongovernmental organizations on neighborhood and urban development projects.