Professor of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning; Director, Johns
Hopkins Center for Regional Development and Planning, Lille, France.
John W. Dyckman received a B.A. from Chicago Teachers College in 1944, and holds M.A.
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He began working in the planning field
in Chicago. During the 1950s he served as consultant to the American Council to Improve
Neighborhoods, the New York City Planning Dept. for Capital Improvement Planning, and
the National Park Service. From 1961 to 1963 he was Chief of the Urban and Regional
Economic Development section of Arthur D. Little company in San Francisco. Beginning in
1965, he worked extensively in the U.S. and overseas, serving as Field Director of the
American-Yugoslav Project in Ljubljana, in Israel, Italy, Colombia, Panama, and Egypt.
Beginning in 1975 he was a consultant to the Region of Ile de France (Paris), and worked
on a number of domestic planning projects as well. He taught a number of American
university courses, eventually becoming the James Irvine Professor of Urban and Regional
Planning at the University of Southern California. He was a member of the Los Angeles
Chapter of Lambda Alpha.