The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Reid Ewing, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Resilient Places

Reid Ewing, PhD

University Faculty Profile

Reid Ewing, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor of City and Metropolitan Planning at the University of Utah, Distinguished Research Chair for Resilient Places, associate editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association, and columnist for Planning magazine. He holds master’s degrees in Engineering and City Planning from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ewing’s 10 books include Pedestrian and Transit Oriented Design, co-published by the Urban Land Institute and American Planning Association; Growing Cooler: Evidence of Urban Development and Climate Change, published by the Urban Land Institute; and Best Development Practices, listed by the American Planning Association (APA) as one of the 100 “essential” books in planning over the past 100 years. His 100 peer reviewed articles include “Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity,” the most widely cited academic paper in the Social Sciences as of late 2005, according to Essential Science Indicators; and “Travel and the Built Environment: A Meta-Analysis,” given the Best Article of 2010 Award by the American Planning Association and the second most widely cited article in JAPA’s 80-year history. A recent citation analysis by Virginia Tech found that Ewing, with 20,600 citations, is the 6th most highly cited among 1,100 planning academics in the U.S. and Canada.