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Michael Glass

  • Director, Urban Studies Program
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Dr. Michael Glass is an urbanist who works at the intersection of geography and planning. His primary research is on city-region governance and infrastructure; he has regional expertise in Southeast Asia, North America, and Australasia. He is the co-editor of Urban Violence, Resilience and Security: Governance Responses in the Global South (Edward Elgar, 2022), Performativity, Politics, and the Production of Social Space (Routledge, 2014), Infrastructural Times (Bristol University Press, forthcoming), and co-author of Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods (NYU Press, 2016). His most recent research examines the ways that infrastructure shapes regions and influences regional equity: you can read more about his Network on Infrastructural Regionalism (NOIR) here. He has published extensively in leading international journals and is on the editorial boards of Journal of Urban Affairs and Regional Studies, Regional Science. He is the Regional Studies Association's Territorial Ambassador to the United States. Winner of the 2015 Bellet Award for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Glass is the Director of the Urban Studies Program and Assistant Professor of Sociology.