Kenneth M. Reardon

Ken Reardon is a professor and the director of urban planning and community development at the School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts–Boston.

Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts, Reardon was a professor and director of the graduate program for the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Memphis, where he coordinated two resident-led economic and community development planning efforts in South Memphis.

Before his appointment in Memphis, Reardon was an associate professor and chairperson of the Department of City and Regional Planning at AAP, where he pursued research, teaching, and outreach in the areas of neighborhood planning, community development, and community/university development partnerships. During his time in Ithaca, he coordinated the department's New Orleans Planning Initiative which produced a recovery plan for the Ninth Ward. Before joining the Cornell faculty, Reardon was a tenured planning professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his work in establishing the East St. Louis Action Research Project earned him the AICP President's Award and the Dale Prize for Excellence in City Planning.