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Jerold S. Kayden, an urban planner and lawyer, is the Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design and Director of the Master in Urban Planning Degree Program at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He specializes in planning and environmental law, public and private real estate development, and the impact of regulations on design. He has written and consulted widely in these areas, both domestically and internationally. His books include Privately Owned Public Space:The New York City Experience, LandmarkJustice:The Influence of William J. Brennan on America's Communities, and Zoning and the American Dream:Promises Still to Keep. Since 1991, he has been principal constitutional counsel to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2002, he founded Advocates for Privately Owned Public Space, a non-profit organization based in New York City whose mission is to improve zoning-created plazas, arcades,and indoor spaces. Professor Kayden has worked overseas in China, Nepal, Thailand, Ukraine, Armenia, and Russia, among other countries, for the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and USAID. Among his honors is a Guggenheim Fellowship.