Judith Grant Long, MDes, PhD - Assoc. Prof., Sport Management and Real Estate , University of Michigan, US

Judith Grant Long

Judith Grant Long is Associate Professor of Sport Management and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. Her research explores the intersection of sport, tourism, and urban development, with a focus on improving the experiences of host cities. Over the past year, she launched the first installment in a new three-course sequence at UMich focusing on sport and entertainment venues, covering topics including design, planning, financing and operations.

Dr. Long is an internationally recognized expert on the development and financing of large-scale sport venues. Her research publications offer assessments of facilities built for the Olympic Games, the Winter Olympic Games, major league sports in the US and Canada, and other events such as the Tour de France. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic Monthly and other major periodicals, as well as in interviews on NPR, CBC Radio and BBC Radio.

Dr. Long holds a Master of Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a PhD in Urban Planning from Harvard University. Prior to the University of Michigan, Long was on the urban planning faculty at Rutgers University and at Harvard, where she served for several years as Director of the Master in Urban Planning program. A certified urban planner, her awards and honors include the McCue Medal from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship.

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