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Ed Goetz

Professor
housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty; race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning

Edward G. Goetz specializes in housing and local community development planning and policy. His research focuses on issues of race and poverty and how they affect housing policy planning and implementation. His most recent book, New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy (2013, Cornell University Press), examines the dismantling of the public housing program in the U.S.

Goetz is the Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota, and co-Director of the University-Metropolitan Consortium. He has served as Associate Dean and as Director of the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning program at the Humphrey School. He has served on a variety of local and national advisory committees on issues related to affordable housing and community development. In 2011, Goetz received the "Distinguished Teaching Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education" from the University of Minnesota.

Goetz is also the author of Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America (2003, Urban Institute Press), Shelter Burden: Local Politics and Progressive Housing Policy (1993, Temple University Press), and co-editor of The New Localism: Comparative Urban Politics in a Global Era (1993, Sage Publications).

Selected Writings

New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy (2013, Cornell University Press) Chapter 1 of New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy

Photo of New Deal Ruins book cover

Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America (2003, Urban Institute Press) Chapter 1 of Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America

Photo of Clearing the Way book cover

In The Media

Professor Ed Goetz comments in this story about Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey's proposal to invest tens of millions of dollars into affordable housing in the city. 

Southwest Journal
October 3, 2018

Professor Ed Goetz is quoted in this story on a proposal from U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to encourage more affordable housing for low- and middle-income families. 

The Hour
September 26, 2018