Jerold S. Kayden, an urban planner and lawyer, is the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he previously served as Co-Chair of the Urban Planning and Design Department and Director of the Urban Planning Program. His teaching and scholarship address issues of land use and environmental law, public and private real estate development, public space and cities, and the impact of climate change on land development. His books include Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, Landmark Justice: The Influence of William J. Brennan on America's Communities, and Zoning and the American Dream: Promises Still to Keep. Professor Kayden has advised governments, non-governmental organizations, and developers in the United States and abroad on land policy and development. His international work in Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Nepal, and China, among others, has been part of projects sponsored by the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the United States Agency for International Development, and the United Nations Development Programme. In the United States, he has served as principal constitutional counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. since 1991 and founded Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space at the Municipal Art Society of New York in 2002. Among Professor Kayden’s honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the American Bar Association, the Environmental Design Research Association, and the American Society of Landscape Architects. A graduate of Harvard College, Law School, and Design School, he served as law clerk to Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge James L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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