Joanna P Ganning, PhD
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 222
 Phone: 216-687-2221
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 222, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Shrinking cities, legacy cities, redevelopment, urban development, spatial econometrics, economic development planning, industry studies, place-based development, GIS
B.S., Environmental Research Management, Penn State University
M.U.P.D.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Tech
Ph.D., Regional Planning, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ganning comes to the Levin College from the University of Utah, where she served as Assistant Professor of City & Metropolitan Planning and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Research Center. She holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to graduate studies, her interests were in regional and rural development. Experience in various U.S. cities led her to expand her focus to include urban places and downtowns, where most of her work now focuses. Dr. Ganning's research focuses on industry- and place-based mechanisms for economic development, and her work often intersects with community development, transportation, and other areas.
Honors and Awards:
CelebrateU: A Showcase of Extraordinary Faculty Achievements. University of Utah, March 2016. Recognized for Extraordinary Achievements in Research.

Faculty Spotlight, College of Education and Public Service, Saint Louis University, Research Newsletter, September 2011
Teaching Areas:
GIS, Economic Development, Research Methods, Urban Economics & Policy
Professional Affiliations:
American Planning Association
Urban Affairs Association
Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Development, Saint Louis University, 2010-2013
Assistant Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning, University of Utah, 2013-2016
Executive Director, Metropolitan Research Center, University of Utah, 2014-2016
University Service:
Faculty Senate: 2017-2018
Graduate Faculty Status Committee: 2017-2018
Professional Service:
Member, Shaker Heights Planning Commission, May 2018-December 2019

Awards Committee Member, Student Travel Scholarship Committee, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2018-2020.

Peer reviewer for Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of the American Planning Association, Urban Affairs, Journal of Urban Technology, others.

Special Advisor to the Executive Committee, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCU), July 2014-June 2016.

Board of Trustees member, Economic Development Corporation of Utah, July 2014-June 2016.

Panelist, for National Endowment for the Arts Research: Art Works. December 2014-January 2015.
Research Grants:
Selected Recent Grants and Contracts:
PI, An Analysis of Current and Hypothetical Development in Salem, Utah, for Property Reserve, Inc. Spring 2016. Funded by Property Reserve, Inc.: $42,500.

PI, What Do We Know about Location Affordability in Shrinking Cities? 2016. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $227,458.

PI, Economic Effects of Prisons. October 2014. Funded by the City of Saratoga Springs, Utah. $1,700.

PI, The Effects of Commuter Rail on Population Deconcentration and Commuting. August 2014-December 2015. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $123,796.

PI: Hospitality Feasibility Study. May 2014. Funded by Salt Lake County Office of Township Services: $5,000.

Co-PI, National Study of BRT Development Outcomes. 2014. Funded by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC): $170,000.

PI, The Impact of the Arts on Downtown Redevelopment for a Traditional City. May 2013-2014. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts: $33,000.