CRP Names Frantz Professor of the Practice
George R. Frantz has been appointed associate professor of the practice in the Department of City and Regional Planning, effective July 1. Frantz has been a visiting critic in the department since August 2016, and a visiting lecturer since 2002. He has taught planning field workshop classes in communities ranging from the Ninth Ward of New Orleans to Catskill Mountain resort towns. Frantz's design practice focuses on land use planning and design. With expertise in urban design and comprehensive land use planning and zoning, his firm puts a particular emphasis on addressing the needs of agriculture and the protection of environmentally sensitive lands. In 2016, Frantz's firm received an award from the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association in the category of outstanding comprehensive planning for a municipality for The Town of Geneva Comprehensive Plan.
In his research, Frantz has studied the potential of Chinese and American cities to evolve into environmentally and socially sustainable communities, and the impacts of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling on agricultural land resources in northern Pennsylvania. Frantz received his B.S. in landscape architecture and his M.R.P. from Cornell in 1980 and 1991 respectively.