Jeff Horner

Lecturer Urban Studies & Planning
Phone: 313-577-2701


Jeff joined the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University as Lecturer in 2005, where he serves as Director of the Urban Studies Program. He teaches upper and lower level undergraduate courses in planning and urban studies, as well as graduate research and quantitative methods courses. During summer 2014, Jeff developed and instructed the course “Detroit: Metropolis in Transition,” which attracted national media attention for Wayne State, and, far more importantly, over 50 students. In addition to professional planning and consulting experience, Jeff has worked as a School-to-Work grant administrator with Wayne State and the Highland Park Public Schools, and as a Research Associate at the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. Jeff’s research includes the Detroit Empowerment Zone Field Group Assessment (with Robin Boyle and Michael Montgomery), a series of assessment papers pertaining to the formation and progress of Detroit’s Empowerment Zone Strategic Plan, under subcontract to the Rockefeller Institute and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (1997), and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing in the City of Detroit (with Gary Sands), a comprehensive report to HUD performed under contract with the City of Detroit (1998). Jeff has also co-authored publications in the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Journal of Housing Research. Recent funded research includes State of Michigan Cities – An Index of Urban Prosperity (2007) (co-author), and Michigan’s Local Finance Structural Deficit and Analysis of Proposed Solutions (2008). Jeff holds a Masters Degree in Urban Planning from Wayne State, and a BA in Political Science from Adrian College.

Research Interests:
Relationship between Poverty and Municipal Finance
Urban Economic Development
Urban Planning and Sustainability

MUP, Wayne State University (1993) BA, Adrian College (1984)

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