Stephen Wheeler


Stephen M. Wheeler, Ph.D., AICP is the author of Planning for Sustainability: Creating Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities (Routledge, 2004) and The Sustainable Urban Development Reader (co-edited with Tim Beatley; second edition Routledge 2008), as well as numerous journal articles. He has served as an urban planning consultant, as Transportation Commissioner for the City of Berkeley, California, as editor of The Urban Ecologist journal, and as a lobbyist for environmental organizations in Washington, D.C. His guidebook Smart Infill, published by Greenbelt Alliance, won the 2003 Education Project Award from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association. In 2009 Prof. Wheeler was awarded the William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning by California Polytechnic University, Pomona. His other awards include the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism Award, the Munsell Memorial Award from the California chapter of the APA, and first place in the Infill category of the Housing the Next Ten Million competition sponsored by the Great Valley Center in California. Prof. Wheeler joined the Landscape Architecture faculty at the University of California at Davis in January 2007, and is also a member of UCD’s Community Development, Geography, and Transportation Graduate Groups. Previously he taught in the Community and Regional Planning Program at the University of New Mexico, where he initiated a Physical Planning and Design concentration, and the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his Ph.D. and Master of City Planning degrees. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
UC Berkeley, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Human Ecology
UC Davis
Architecture & Urban Planning

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