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Stefan
Chavez-Norgaard

Teaching Assistant Professor

University of Denver (DU)

Denver, CO

Starting in September 2024, I will be Teaching Assistant Professor in Public Policy at the Douglas and Mary Scrivner Institute of Public Policy at the University of Denver (DU) Josef Korbel School of International Studies. More soon as I begin this exciting next step! 

Welcome to my website! I am a scholar who researches urban politics, planning, and development. I consider urban planning institutionally, as a negotiated and historically informed social relation. My research interests include urban and planning theory, local-government and planning law, public policy and planning implementation, and planning practice and urban governance in the related but distinct late-liberal contexts of South Africa and the United States. I have a  PhD in Urban Planning from Columbia University (see dissertation here). In 2023–2024, I was based in Cambridge, MA, where I am a Research Assistant with the Harvard University's Bloomberg Center for Cities and was a Visiting Democracy Fellow with Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and a scholar-in-residence at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

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