Portrait of Ed Goetz
330 Humphrey School
Urban and Regional Planning Area
File CV/Resume (56.31 KB)

Edward Goetz

Director, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
race and ethnicity; urban and regional planning; housing policy and planning; income inequality and poverty

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 planning and implementation. His most recent book, The One-Way Street of Integration: Fair Housing and the Pursuit of Racial Justice in American Cities (2018, Cornell University Press) examines the tension between the pursuit of integration and community development efforts that focus on building power and communities where people are.

Goetz is a professor of urban planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the director of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University of Minnesota. He has served on a variety of local and national advisory committees related to affordable housing and community development. He is a past-winner of the University of Minnesota's "Distinguished Teach Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Education."

Goetz is also the author of New Deal Ruins: Race, Economic Justice and Public Housing Policy (2013, Cornell University Press); and, Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America (2003, Urban Institute Press).

Selected Writings

In The Media

Professor Ed Goetz was a guest on this nationwide public radio program, discussing whether affordable housing efforts perpetuate racial segregation. 

On Point/WBUR
July 18, 2019

Professor Ed Goetz and Associate Professor Ryan Allen wrote this commentary concerning a proposed federal action that would restrict public housing options for undocumented immigrants. 

Los Angeles Times
July 10, 2019