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).
New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy (2013, Cornell University Press) Chapter 1
Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America (2003, Urban Institute Press) Chapter 1
In The Media
Professor Ed Goetz is quoted saying the uptick in construction "reflects the actions of the city trying to make itself attractive to private sector investment.”
The path to the "American dream" for many poor families leads out of big cities and into the suburbs, according to a recent study. Humphrey School professor Ed Goetz is quoted.