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Biography

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

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.