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Jerold Kayden

Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design; Co-Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Master in Urban Planning Degree Program, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jerold S. Kayden’s scholarship focuses on land use law and environmental law, public-private real estate development, public space in cities, and urban disaster resilience. His numerous books include Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience. As urban planner and lawyer, Professor Kayden has advised governments, non-governmental organizations, and private developers around the world. Since 1991, he has served as principal constitutional counsel to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.