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John E. Seley
Professor, Ph.D.

Urban planning, public policy, geography

Powdermaker Hall, Room 250
Phone: 718-997-5141

Seley teaches the Department's introductory courses on Urban Services and Institutions and on Planning, as well as its advanced course on Conflicts in Urban Planning.

He is also Professor of Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate School, where he teaches courses on urban geography and social service delivery.

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Research Interests

John Seley, a geographer, urban planner, and public policy analyst, is the Senior Faculty Director of the Office of Community Studies, an affiliated research unit of the Department. Through the Community Studies Office, Seley has carried out a number of studies of the Borough of Queens. His studies of Long Island City have tracked industrial change during a fifteen-year period. In addition, he has studied changes in transit usage in Jamaica, demographic and economic change in four Queens neighborhoods, and residential displacement. Sponsors of the studies have include the Chamber of Commerce, Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Consortium for Worker Education.

The Office of Community Studies uses the
Infoshare Community Data System to provide information and maps to community-based organizations throughout New York City. In addition, Seley does research on environmental issues such as community right-to-know and public policy issues including workfare and evaluation of public services.


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Marcia Bayne-Smith
Associate Professor

Melissa Checker
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Dana-ain Davis
Associate Professor, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Martin Hanlon
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Tarry Hum
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Christos Ioannides
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Madhulika Khandelwal
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Jeff Maskovsky
Associate Professor, Ph.D.

William Muraskin
Professor, Ph.D.

Leonard Rodberg
Professor, Ph.D.

Alice Sardell
Professor, Ph.D.

John E. Seley
Professor, Ph.D.

Stephen Steinberg
Distinguished Professor, Ph.D.

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