William Siembieda, Ph.D., AICP

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Position Professor
Phone 805.756.5085
Fax 805.756.1340
Email wsiembie@calpoly.edu
Office 186-A304
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Ph.D. Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles
MCRP, University of California, Berkeley
MPA, California State University, San Diego
BA Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Interest

Land use policy
Large scale land planning and design
Strategic planning, feasibility, disaster mitigation planning
Housing finance for low income communities.

Planning Experience

Internationally experienced land use planner and a nationally recognized planning educator.

Understands the land development process from public and private viewpoints and has special expertise in designing solutions to complex planning problems that have spatial dimensions.

Holds appointments as an Academic member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Institute for Public Administration Research Associate.

Has served on the editorial Boards of Member the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER), and the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Has held regular academic posts at the University of California, San Diego, and international teaching in Brazil, Mexico and China; and was Director of the Center for Research & Research Development in the School of Architecture and Planning, the University of New Mexico.

International work includes consultancies on land policy, land information systems, housing and strategic planning for various ministries in Mexico, Chile, Columbia, and Cuba. Expertise in disaster mitigation planning in Latin America.


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Charter member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, (AICP) and a
Member of the APA.




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