Dustin Allred

Lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning; MSSUM Program Director

PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2013

Room M216 Temple Buell Hall 611 Taft Drive
Champaign IL 61820

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Phone: 217.244.6531

Current position

  • Lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013-present)


  • PhD Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2013)
  • MUP, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
  • BS, Civil Engineering, United States Air Force Academy (1996)

Academic service

  • MSSUM Program Coordinator
  • Computing Facilities Coordinator, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013-present

Ongoing Research Projects

Research interests

Urban governance, sustainable development and processes of urban restructuring. How are regions, cities and communities managing society’s mounting climate and environmental dilemmas and what is the effect of different policy approaches and governance arrangements on society and the built environment? Cities are now confronted with multiple challenges – unsustainable patterns of growth, planning for resilience in the context of a changing climate, and rising inequality. How are efforts to address the ecological viability of cities and regions incorporating concerns for environmental justice, inequality, and the distribution of costs and benefits with regard to processes of environmental policy formation and implementation?

Research projects

  • Sustainable urban development and the New Regionalism
  • Land use policy and resiliency
  • Place-making and the creative city

Selected Publications

Chakraborty, A., D. Allred and R. H. Boyer. 2013. Zoning Restrictiveness and Housing Foreclosures: Exploring a New Link to the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. Housing Policy Debate 23(2): 1-27.

Chakraborty, A., and D. Allred. 2015. Connecting regional governance, urban form, and energy use: Opportunities and limitations. Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports 36: 1-7.

Allred, D. and A. Chakraborty. 2015. Do Local Development Outcomes Follow Voluntary Regional Plans? Evidence From Sacramento Region's Blueprint Plan, Journal of the American Planning Association 81(2): 104-120. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2015.1067574.

Allred, D. 2015. Development governances and the New Regionalism: How the ‘smart growth machine’ is restructuring metropolitan space. In D. Wilson (Ed.) The Politics of the Urban Sustainability Concept, Champaign, IL: Common Ground Research Networks. DOI:10.18848/978-1-61229-800-9/CGP.

Teaching and Advising

Classes taught

  • UP136 – Urban Sustainability
  • UP475 – Real Estate Development Fundamentals
  • UP503 – Physical Planning
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