College of Design

Carlton Basmajian

Associate Professor, Community and Regional Planning
Graduate Coordinator, Community and Regional Planning
Associate Professor, Urban Design

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-6942
Office: 578 Design

Mailing Address

Community and Regional Planning Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011


AB, University of Chicago (1996) 
MCP, Georgia Institute of Technology (2000)
PhD, University of Michigan (2008)

Research Interests

History of urban and regional planning in the United States; Politics of planning, urban design, and the built environment; Planning in the US South; Regionalism and state-led planning; Landscapes of death

Current Projects

Planned Modernization: the Southern Regionalists in the Interwar American South

Regional Planning as Federal Policy: The Intergovernmental Cooperation Act of 1968 and the A-95 Review Process 

Regionalism, Planning, and Growth: the Southern Growth Policies Board and the Sprawling American South


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