Eric J. Strauss, AICP

Eric J. Strauss

School of Planning, Design and Construction

Professor, Urban & Regional Planning

Telephone: 517-353-8715

Human Ecology Building
552 W. Circle Drive, Room 313
East Lansing, MI 48824

Area of Expertise:

Research Interests: Land use regulations, comparative planning, urban regeneration, disaster management, strategic visioning.


Bachelors: Bachelors in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
JD: JD from Northwestern University.
PhD: PhD in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Eric J. Strauss, PhD, is a professor of urban and regional planning in in the School of Planning, Design and Construction at Michigan State University. He is a former director of the URP 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.