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CED dean’s book named top in urban planning

Sonia Hirt will begin as dean of the College of Environment and Design on July 1.

Sonia Hirt

Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation, by UGA College of Environment and Design Dean Sonia Hirt, was designated as one of the top 14 books in urban planning of the decade (2009-2019).

The list was created by Planetizen, the only U.S. urban planning platform that ranks urban planning programs as well as books in urbanism and urban planning. Hirt’s book explores the history and present state of U.S. urban planning regulations as compared to those of other select nations. In 2016, Planetizen included the book in its annual top 10 list.