Thomas Daniels
Tom Daniels is a Full Professor who directs the concentration in Environmental Planning and Growth Management. Tom's main areas of interest are farmland preservation, growth management, and connection between land use and water quality. Tom was the Director of the Lancaster County agricultural Preserve Board from 1989 to 1998. He often serves as a consultant to state and local governments and land trusts.


Tom is the author of When City and Country Collide: Managing Growth in the Metropolitan Fringe (1999), and co-author of Holding Our Ground: Protecting America's Farmland (1997) and The Environmental Planning Handbook (2003), published by the American Planning Association.

A third edition of the Small Town Planning Handbook was released in 2007.

Professor Daniels recently published "A Trail Across Time: American Environmental Planning from City Beautiful to Sustainability" in the Spring 2009 edition of the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Professor Daniels teaches Introduction to Land Use Planning & Principles, Introduction to Environmental Planning, Innovations in Growth Management and Planning for Land Conservation.

Contact Thomas Daniels

University of Pennsylvania School of Design
Professor of City and Regional Planning
127 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19104
Phone: (215) 573-8965


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