Catlin, Robert A.

B.S., Illinois Institute of Technology; M.S. in Urban Planning, Columbia; Ph.D in American Government, Clarement University.

The Robert A. Catlin Memorial Lecture honors the legacy of Robert A. Catlin, Bloustein School professor, who died in July 2004. Catlin began his career as a staff planner for governmental agencies and community organizations in several cities, including Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York. He also served as dean of the College of Social Science at Florida Atlantic University, dean of the Camden College of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers, and provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Bakersfield. His books included Racial Politics And Urban Planning: Gary, Indiana, 1980-1989 and Land Use Planning, Environmental Protection and Growth Management: The Florida Experience. He was inducted as an AICP Fellow in 2001, one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) bestows upon a member. The honor is a recognition of the achievements of the planner as an individual, elevating the Fellow before the public and the profession as a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning and society and has achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public/community service, and leadership. At the Bloustein School, Dr. Catlin specialized in urban revitalization and the impact of race in public policy decision-making.