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David A. Johnson, AICP, is Professor Emeritus of Planning at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he served for 16 years. He was also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Previously he taught in and directed planning departments at Syracuse University and Ball State University. Prof. Johnson received bachelors and masters degrees in architecture and city planning from Yale University and a PhD in regional planning from Cornell University. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, Thailand, the Soviet Union, and Cyprus. He is a past President of the Fulbright Association of the United States and has directed educational projects in Amazonas, Brazil and Coimbra, Portugal. Prof. Johnson also has served as a professional planner on the staffs of the Washington National Capital Planning Commission and the Regional Plan Association of New York. His published writings have focused on planning theory and history and most recently have examined planning activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the development of the New York Metropolitan Region. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning Association and is the author of Planning the Great Metropolis, Chapman & Hall, 1996. Dr. Johnson is active in international distance education and is an advisor to the Global University. He was a member of the planning design team for Tennessee's Bicentennial Mall at the State Capitol in Nashville, dedicated in June 1996. In 2002 he served as senior faculty member with the International Honors Program on Global Cities in India, South Africa and Brazil. The Program is affiliated with Boston University.

daj@utk.edu