USC Price School of Public Policy

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, Ph.D.

Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris

Associate Dean, Luskin School of Public Affairs
Professor, Department of Urban Planning
University of California, Los Angeles

Educational Background:
Professional Degree in Architecture, National Technical University of Athens
Master of Architecture, University of Southern California
Master of Urban Planning, University of Southern California
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Regional Planning, University of Southern California

About Dr. Loukaitou-Sideris:
Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is Associate Dean of the UCLA School of Public Affairs and Professor at the UCLA Department of Urban Planning. Her area of specialization is urban design, physical and land use planning. She has published extensively on issues of downtown redevelopment, inner-city revitalization, transit-oriented development, design and transit safety, and parks and open spaces. She has served as a consultant to the Transportation Research Board, Federal Highway Administration, Southern California Association of Governments, South Bay Cities Council of Government, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Mineta Transportation Institute, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Greek government, and many municipal governments on issues of urban design, open space development, land use and transportation. Her research has been supported by the U.S. and California Departments of Transportation, the Haynes Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mineta Transportation Institute, the California Policy Research Seminar, the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, the UCLA International Institute, and the UCLA Institute of American Cultures. Her books include Urban Design Downtown: Poetics and Politics of Form (with Tridib Banerjee), Jobs and Economic Development in Minority Communities (with Paul Ong), Sidewalks: Conflicts and Negotiation over Public Space (with Renia Ehrenfeucht), and Companion to Urban Design (with Tridib Banerjee).