Dr. Jason Brody
KSU Associate Professor
Dr. Jason Brody is an Associate Professor of Regional and Community Planning at Kansas State University and a member of the faculty of the Kansas City Design Center. He teaches courses in urban design, planning history, planning theory, and research methods. His research is broadly concerned with issues of language and innovation in the development of planning and design discourses. It includes articles on the diffusion of the neighborhood unit concept published in Journal of Urban Design and Journal of Urbanism; on social entrepreneurship in the operation of community design centers in Journal of Architectural and Planning Research; and the human/nature duality in Urban Geography. Current research projects investigate urban design governance in U.S. cities, communicating about sustainability planning to diverse politics, and innovation in beginning design cultures. Dr. Brody was the faculty advisor for the winning team in the 2013 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. He received a Ph.D. in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and an A.B. in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis.