W Dennis Keating, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 318
 Email: W.KEATING@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 318, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Housing policy and law, urban and neighborhood development, land use law, suburbs, race and housing
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, 1978
J.D., Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1968
Brief Bio:
Dennis Keating is an Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies and Law. He is a former Director of the Master of Urban Planning, Design and Development (MUPDD) Program. He formerly served as Chair of the Department of Urban Studies, Director of the Office of Student Services, Acting Director of several graduate programs, and Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the College of Urban Affairs. Dr. Keating has been President of the Housing and Built Environment Research Council of the International Sociological Association. He has taught courses on shrinking cities, housing, neighborhood development, urban planning, and land use law, as well as the Planning Capstone Studio, the undergrad Senior Seminar, and Contemporary Urban Issues. He has published widely in these fields. His most recent research includes the the mortgage foreclosure crisis and its aftermath, including the responses of cities like Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, and the arts as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization. In Fall, 2003, he was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Urban Studies, University of Glasgow. He retired as a full time faculty member in 2015 but continues part time teaching and conducting research.
Honors and Awards:
He is a Levin College Distinguished Scholar.
Research Interests:
History, Urban Policy, Neighborhoods, Housing, Community Development
Teaching Areas:
Introduction to Planning, Planning/Land Use Law, Housing Policy, Housing Law, Neighborhood Development
Professional Affiliations:
American Planning Association (Law Division), Progressive Planners, Cuyahoga Affordable Housing Alliance, Future Heights (Planning and Development Committee), National Low Income Housing Coalition
Professional Service:
American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter, Board of Directors; Past President, Research Council on Housing and the Built Environment, International Sociological Association; Past Member, Urban Affairs Association Board of Directors.
Community Service:
Currently, Future Heights (Planning and Development Committee)