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Donald Miller

Departmental Faculty

Donald H Miller, MCRP, PhD, AICP
Professor, Urban Design and Planning


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Office: 448J Gould Hall
Phone: (206) 543-7355
Fax: (206) 685-9597
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University of Washington
Box 355740
Department of Urban Design and Planning
Seattle, WA 98195-5740
Street Address:
3950 University Way NE
448J Gould Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

My research focuses on ways that urban planning can be used to improve environmental quality, growth management planning, planning for sustainable urban development, multicriteria evaluation methodologies, ways of assessing environmental justice, and sustainability indicators and their applications in urban planning. I am a founder and the chair of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association that organizes a series of international symposiums (UPE9 – Guangzhou, China, in 2019, UPE10 – Sydney, Australia, in 2012, UPE11 - Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2014, UPE12  - Lisbon, Portugal in 2016); and sponsors the book series Urban Planning and Environment published by Ashgate, which I co-edit.  Publications include eight books over last 17 years: six dealing with planning for sustainable urban development (eg. Urban Environmental Planning), and two on planning evaluation (eg. Beyond Benefit Cost Analysis).


Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkley (1972)
Fullbright Student at the Technical University, Delft Netherlands (1960)
M.C.R.P at University of California, Berkley (1958)
B.A. in Liberal Arts & Political Science at the University of Chicago (1955)

Also See

International Urban Planning and Environment Association (IUPEA) »


Selected Publications

“Bottom-Up Planning for Sustainable Urban Development – A Hopeful Case.”  Refereed proceedings, University of Sydney, 2012.

“Local Governance Aspects of Planning Mandated by the Washington State Growth Management Act in the U.S.”  Refereed proceedings, 4th Urbenviron Congress, National Housing and Building and Research Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2011.

“Evaluating Environmental Justice in Planning Analysis.”  Refereed proceedings, ACSP/AESOP Conference, Chicago, 2008.

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