Joseph Heathcott

Joseph Heathcott is an Associate Professor at The New School, where he has served as Chair of Urban Studies, Faculty Chair of Civic Engagement, and Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives. During the 2010-2011 academic year he was the U.S. Fulbright Distinguished Chair for the United Kingdom at the University of the Arts in London, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics. He has also taught at the University of Vienna and the Catholic University of Portugal. His essays, photographs, maps, and drawings have appeared in a wide range of venues, including books, journals, magazines, exhibits, DIY ‘zines, and radio broadcasts. Most recently, his photo-documentary project BQ Borderlands was installed at the Queens Museum of Art. With a background in community organizing, he frequently devotes time to grass roots and neighborhood organizations around issues of housing, tenants rights, historic preservation, and redevelopment. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Center for Urban Pedagogy and the Urban History Association, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Planning Association. He is currently the President of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History.