Bernadette Hanlon, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Bernadette Hanlon

  • Associate Professor

Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave
(614) 292-7470

Bernadette Hanlon is Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at Ohio State University. Dr. Hanlon is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

Dr. Hanlon specializes in the study of metropolitan regions, focusing on suburban transformation, housing conditions and community development. She is the author of three books, Once the American Dream: Inner-ring Suburbs in the Metropolitan United StatesCities and Suburbs: New Metropolitan Realities in the US (with John Rennie Short and Thomas J. Vicino) and Global Migration: The Basics (with Thomas J. Vicino), and co-editor (with Thomas J. Vicino) of The Routledge Companion to the Suburbs. She is also author of numerous articles in some of the leading journals in urban studies, including the Journal of the American Planning Association, Environment and Planning A, the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, the Journal of Urban Affairs, City and Community, and Housing Policy Debate .

She was the Vice-Chair and an elected member of the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association. Her term ended in July 2021. She received her PhD. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has a Masters in Philosophy from Trinity College Dublin and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy from University College Dublin.

Dr. Hanlon teaches courses in planning theory, planning for housing, research design, and practice-oriented planning studio. Before joining Ohio State University, she was a researcher for the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at the University of Maryland. 



Community Development

Housing Policy and Planning


Race and Class Equity