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Dr. Jordan Yin


Jordan Yin, Ph.D., AICP, is a faculty member in the Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, AL. He previously served on the faculties of Cleveland State University, Western Michigan University, and the University at Buffalo (SUNY).  He received masters and doctoral degrees in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1996. He has worked in the field of urban planning for more than 25 years and is a leading advocate of sustainable urban development, civic engagement, livable communities, and planning for social equity. He is the author of Urban Planning for Dummies (2012) and occasionally Tweets at @iPlanCities. 

Associated Concentration: Housing and Community Development 

 Selected Courses: UPL 101 - Introduction to Urban Planning, UPL 103 - The Community and You, UPL 327 - Land Use Planning, UPL 407 - Legal Basis of Planning, UPL 429 - Professional Practice, UPL 453 - Community Development Process, URP 510 - Planning History and Theory, URP 520 - Planning Legislation and Zoning, URP 531-Population and Economics, URP 533 - Land Use Planning, URP 553 - Community Development Process 


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Cornell University


City and Regional Planning


Cornell University


City and Regional Planning


Cleveland State University


Urban Studies