Telephone: (517) 353-8715
Professor, Urban & Regional Planning
Human Ecology Building, Room 313
Research Interests: Land use regulations, comparative planning, urban regeneration, disaster management, strategic visioning.
PhD in urban and regional planning and a bachelors in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a JD from Northwestern University.
Dr. Eric J. Strauss is a Professor of Urban & Regional Planning in SPDC at MSU. He is a former Director of the Urban and Regional Planning Program. He has more than 40 years of experience in planning practice in both the public and private sector. Dr. Strauss has been a planner for federal and state governments, a City and County Planning Director, a City Attorney and a consultant to more than 50 organizations, both public and private, on a wide variety of planning related issues. He has prepared many comprehensive plans and land use regulations at all levels of detail for many communities.