Carlton Basmajian

Carlton Basmajian PhD

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

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(515) 294-6942

Campus Office: 581 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

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


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