Wim Wiewel

Areas of expertise
Suburban sprawl • Neighborhood development • City revitalization • University-community partnership

Wim Wiewel is currently the dean of the College of Business Administration and a professor of managerial studies and urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previous to his current position, Wim Wiewel was dean of UIC’s College of Urban Planning Public Affairs, where he planned the university’s Great Cities program, and ran its Center for Urban Economic Development. His recent books include Suburban Sprawl: Private Decisions and Public Policy and When Corporations Leave Town: The Costs and Benefits of Metropolitan Job Sprawl (both with Joseph Persky).

Ph.D., Sociology, Northwestern University (1984)
M.A. and B.A. in Sociology and Urban Planning, University of Amsterdam (1973 and 1976)