URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Rolf Pendall
Expert

Rolf Pendall

Nonresident Fellow

Biography

Rolf Pendall is a nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute and professor and head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a practitioner, scholar, and educator on urban growth and development issues, including land-use planning and regulation; federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and programs; metropolitan growth patterns; and racial residential segregation and the concentration of poverty. Pendall joined the University of Illinois after having been center director, codirector, and Institute fellow in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center from 2010 to 2018. Pendall was previously an associate professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. He holds an MA in Latin American studies and MS in community and regional planning from the University of Texas at Austin and a PhD in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.

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