Nancy Frank, Associate Professor, Urban Planning Chair
Dr. Frank teaches planning theory and courses in environmental sustainability. Dr. Frank’s areas of interest include policy issues related to water, land use, brownfield redevelopment, urban green space, and climate change. She also serves as editor of WAPA News, the newsletter of the Wisconsin Chapter of the APA. She participates in a wide network of organizations related to her research interests, including the Wisconsin Brownfields Study Group (appointed), Center for Resilient Cities, the Energy Center of Wisconsin, and the Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc. (Sweet Water). In addition, Dr. Frank is part of a team of SARUP faculty and alumni who started a charter high school in 2007. She works with high school students and community organizations to explore and implement community-based sustainability initiatives, such as rain gardens, urban gardents, and aquaponic food production.
State University of New York-Albany, Ph.D., 1982
State University of New York-Albany, M.S., 1978
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., 1977
Preservation of Open Space
Promotion of Land Use Policies
Brownfield Cleanup and Redevelopment
URBPLAN 692 Planning for Sustainable Energy
URBPLAN 711 Planning Theories and Practice
URBPLAN 811 Applied Planning Workshop
URBPLAN 841 Water Resources Planning
Nancy Frank, "Rethinking Planning Theory for a Masters-Level Curriculum." Journal of Planning Education and Research 21(3), Spring 2002, 320-330.
Nancy Frank and Michael J Lynch, Corporate Crime, Corporate Violence (revised second edition of Crimes Against Health and Safety). Albany, NY: Harrow and Heston.