Kenneth Reardon

Ken Reardon joined the Cornell faculty as an associate professor with tenure after leaving the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For his role there in establishing and directing the university's highly-regarded East St. Louis Action Research Project, he was awarded the 2000 American Institute of Certified Planners President's Award. His research interests focus on community-based planning in severely distressed urban neighborhoods, alternative approaches to community development, urban social movements, and municipal government reform. At Cornell he is working with the Colleges of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Human Ecology; and Agriculture and Life Sciences to strengthen urban outreach activities in Ithaca, Rochester, and New York City.