Brian J.L. Berry, Dean
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Brian J.L. Berry
School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, Texas, USA 75080-3021

E-Mail: brian.berry@utdallas.edu
Tel: 972-883-4988
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Office: Green Hall: GR 3.104
Office Hours: By appointment

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Vita

DATE OF BIRTH: 16 February 1934 PLACE: Sedgley, Stafford, England

CITIZENSHIP: Dual: British by birth. US by naturalization (11-2-65).

 

EDUCATION

  • Primary 1939-45 in Beckingham, Nottinghamshire and Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

  • Secondary 1945-52 at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and Acton County Grammar School, Acton, Middlesex.
    Awarded State Scholarship for University Education, 1952.

  • Undergraduate studies at University College, London, 1952-55.
    B.Sc. (Economics) with First Class Honours (=Summa Cum Laude), 1955.
    Fulbright Fellowship for graduate study in the United States.

  • Graduate studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1955-58.
    Master of Arts in Geography 1956.
    Doctor of Philosophy, 1958.

CAREER

  • The University of Washington 1955-58

Variously teaching and research assistant 1955-6, pre-doctoral associate 1957, Instructor in Geography and Research Instructor in Civil Engineering 1958.

  • The University of Chicago 1958-76

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1962) to Professor (1965) to Irving B. Harris Professor of Urban Geography (1972) and Department Chairman (1972) in the Department of Geography and in the College. Also, Director of Training Programs (1963-73) and Director (1974-76) of the Center for Urban Studies. Faculty Fellow of the Center for Policy Studies. Member of Committee on South Asian Studies, Committee on Latin American Studies, Committee for the Public Affairs Program, Committee for the Divisional M.A. Program in the Social Sciences (Chairman of the Urban Studies Sequence). Council of the University Senate (1973-6). Member of Board of Adult Education.

  • The Brookings Institution 1966-76

Member of the faculty of the Advanced Study Program in Urban Policy.

  • Harvard University 1976-81

Frank Backus Williams Professor of City and Regional Planning and Director of the Laboratory for Computer Graphics and Spatial Analysis in the Graduate School of Design. Professor in Sociology and Chairman of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Planning in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Faculty Fellow of the Harvard Institute for International Development.

  • Carnegie-Mellon University 1981-86

Dean of the School of Urban and Public Affairs (now the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management) and University Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy.

  • University of Texas at Dallas 1986-

Professor of Political Economy 1986-2004; Founders Professor 1986-91; Director, then Chair, Bruton Center for Development Studies 1988-80; Lloyd Viel Berkner Regental (i.e. University of Texas System) Professor 1991- ; Dean of the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences 2005-.

 

MAJOR ADVISORY POSITIONS, BOARDS AND COUNCILS

1960-62

Ford Foundation, India/Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organization.

1964-8

Member, Commission on Methods of Economic Regionalization, International Geographical Union.

1965-67

US Dept. of Transportation.

1965-67

US Dept. of Agriculture.

1965-69

Transportation Center, Northwestern University.

1965-67

US Agency for International Development/Indian Institute of Technology.

1966-68

Office of Statistical Standards, US Bureau of the Budget.

1966-9

Member, Village Plan Commission, Park Forest, Illinois.

1967-68

Ford Foundation/Government of Chile.

1967-70

International City Management Association.

1968-70

Ministry of Housing, Government of Brazil, and Brazilian Foundation for Statistics and Geography.

1968-70

National Goals Research Staff, Office of the President of the United States.

1968-70

Economic Development Administration, US Dept. of Commerce.

1968-70

Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Dept. of Commerce.

1968-73

US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

1968-76

Chairman, Commission on Quantitative Methods, International Geographical Union.

1969

Upper Great Lakes Regional Commission.

1970-80

The Urban Institute.

1970-80

Geographical Applications Program (Remote Sensing), US Geological Survey.

1970-72

Scientific Group on Research in Epidemiology and Communications Science, World Health Organization.

1970-73

World Bank/Government of Indonesia.

1971

Appalachian Regional Commission.

1971

Commission on Population Growth and the American Future.

1972-74

City of Melbourne, Australia

1972-76

Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, Ottawa, Canada.

1972-76

Office of Policy Analysis, US Environmental Protection Agency.

1974-8

Program Advisory Committee, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, Austria.

1975-8

Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Social Science Research Council.

1977-80

Council and Executive Committee, Association of American Geographers.

1977-87

Harvard Institute for International Development/Ministries of Finance and Public Works, Government of Indonesia.

1978-9

Board of Directors, American Geographical Society.

1982-4

Executive Council, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

1988-90

US Agency for International Development, Sri Lanka.

1990-94

US Dept of Justice.

1992-94

Bureau of the Census.

1993-95

Office of Technology Assessment, US Congress.

1999-2002

Council, National Academy of Sciences. Member of Executive Committee.

2000-2004

Chair, Science Advisory Board, Center for Spatially-Integrated Social Science.

 

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/ NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

1962-65

Committee on Geography.

1967-69

Committee on Social and Behavioral Urban Research.

1972-73

Social Science Panel on the Significance of Community in the Metropolis.

1972-75

Building Research Advisory Board.

1975

Elected to membership in the Academy: "the youngest social scientist ever to be to be so honored."

1975-78

Executive Committee, Assembly of Behavioral and Social Sciences.

1975-78

Committee on Science and Public Policy.

1975-78, 2000-04

Report Review Committee.

1981-85

Committee on National Urban Policy.

1990-92

Committee on Strategic Transportation Data Needs.

1994-2000

Transportation Research Board, Executive Committee.

1994-2000

TRB Subcommittee for NRC Oversight.

1995-98, 2000

NAS Class V Membership Committee.

1997-99

Mapping Science Committee, Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources.

1999-2002

Council ("first geographer to so serve"). Appointed to Executive Committee, Membership Committee, Committee on Scientific Programs, Committee on Executive Compensation.

2000-2001

Chair, Section 64 (Human-Environmental Sciences).

2001-2002

NAS Class VI Membership Committee.

2004-2007

Geographical Sciences Committee, Board on Earth Sciences and Resources.


    EDITORIAL BOARD SERVICE


     I have served (and in some cases am now serving) terms on the editorial boards of the following journals:

African Social Science Review

American Journal of Sociology

Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Board of Curriculum Advisors. Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation

Cities, The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning

Demography

Encyclopedia of Social Measurement

Geographical Analysis

Geographical Review

Growth and Change

International Encyclopedia of Architecture, Engineering and Urban Planning

Journal of Geography

Journal of Regional Science

Journal of the American Institute of Planners

Journal of Urban Economics

L’Éspace Géographique

Population and Environment

Progress in Geography

Progress in the Mathematical Social Sciences

Regional Science Perspectives

Regional Studies

Technological Forecasting and Social Change

Urban Affairs Abstracts

Urban Affairs Annual Reviews

Urban Affairs Quarterly

Urban Geography – Editor-in-chief 1986-2004.

Urban Studies


PRINCIPAL PLANNING ACTIVITIES


1956

Contributed to Civil Defense Survival Plan for the State of Washington.

1957

Authored annexation policy for City of Spokane, Washington.

1957-8

Contributed to development of methods of estimating indirect economic impacts of highway improvement for US Bureau of Public Roads.

1959

Developed alternative approaches to zoning for highway-oriented businesses along interstate corridors for US Bureau of Public Roads.

1960-1

Helped establish the Calcutta Metropolitan Planning Organization under contract with Ford Foundation.

1961-3

Directed commercial component of City of Chicago's Community Renewal Program and the Comprehensive Policies Plan for Chicago.

1962

Developed sampling schemes for remote sensing of land use for US Dept. of Agriculture.

1963-5

Developed commercial component of Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Planning Commission's Metropolitan Planning Guidelines.

1963-76

Helped create, and later directed, the University of Chicago's Center for Urban Studies.

1964-5

Directed housing and commercial redevelopment studies for the Toronto Metropolitan Planning Board's Urban Renewal Study.

1965-6

Worked on Geographic Information System design for the Canada Land Inventory.

1966-7

Worked on regional development strategies, including growth center planning for:

    • US Department of Agriculture

    • US AID-India: Kanpur Regional Development Program

    • State of Iowa Center for Agricultural Development

1966-9

Village Plan Commission, Park Forest IL.

1966-72

Developed sampling schemes for remotely-sensed imagery for US Geological Survey

1967-8

Proposed new framework for metropolitan area definition for US Bureau of the Budget and Census Bureau.

1967-8

Conducted evaluation of the impact of urban renewal on small business in the Hyde Park-Kenwood area of Chicago.

1967-8

Provided framework for development highway alignments to Appalachian Regional Development Commission.

1968-9

Served on National Academy of Sciences committee that recommended urban policy analysis functions for new Department of Housing and Urban Development.

1969

Developed growth center plan for Upper Great Lakes region.

1969

Developed growth center strategies for Chile, as part of Ford Foundation regional development team. Likewise, outlined resource-based development strategies for the Magellanes region in southern Chile.

1969-71

Worked on urban policy with President's White House National Goals Research staff.

1970

Led team developing goal-achievement methods for integrated social-physical planning in the City of Chicago.

1970

Undertook revitalization study for City of Waterloo, Iowa.

1971-6

Monitored and evaluated the HUD-financed fair housing programs in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, for US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

1972

Special reports on planning regions for Illinois, for Executive Office of the Governor, and on employment and land use in DuPage County, Ill., for the DuPage County Regional Planning Commission.

1972-4

Co-authored the Strategy Plan for the City of Melbourne, Australia.

1973-4

Undertook initial studies of the relationships of land use, urban form and environmental quality for newly-formed EPA Office of Policy Analysis.

1974-5

Undertook initial study of the social burdens of environmental pollution for EPA.

1974-5

For World Bank, prepared a framework document for regional planning in Indonesia, outlined a national resource inventory and evaluation program, and developed plans for remapping the archipelago using modern digital orthophotography.

1975

Conducted an evaluation of the performance of shopping centers in urban renewal areas in the City of Chicago.

1976

Special investigation of demographic trends and transportation development, for US Dept. of Transportation, Office of Policy and Planning.

1976

Contributed to reuse and redevelopment study of Linn County, Iowa.

1977

Advised on Metropolitan Tehran Development Plan and the Iranian Spatial Development Program, for Harvard Institute for International Development.

1977-8

Developed Public Works Investment Strategy for Indonesia, with Harvard Institute for International Development.

1978-86

Worked with Ministry of Finance, Government of Indonesia, on the creation of a National Urban Development Strategy and the creation of an Institute for Urban Policy Analysis.

1978-86

National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council Committee on National Urban Policy, advisory to HUD.

1988-90

Worked with USAID on growth center strategies for Government of Sri Lanka and developed microloan program as a means of strengthening urban-rural linkages.

1990-1

Helped develop the North Texas Regional Geographic Information System.

1990-2

National Research Council study developing implementation framework for US DOT's proposed Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

1993

US Dept. of Justice: investigations of race and public housing in Omaha and Pittsburgh.

1994-5

Investigation of metropolitan area redefinition for US Bureau of the Census.

1994-5

Study of the relations of technological change and urban growth for US Congress' Office of Technology Assessment.

1995-2002,
2005-2010

Effort turned to committees and council of National Academy of Sciences,
...and to deanship at UTDallas.