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John I. Gilderbloom is a professor of urban and public affairs in the Graduate Program in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville, where he also directs the highly lauded Center for Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods.
Since he earned his Ph.D., Gilderbloom's real estate research has appeared in over thirty five peer-reviewed journals, twenty chapters in edited books, eleven monographs and twenty-five opinion pieces in newspapers and magazines. He has written or edited five books. His book Rethinking Rental Housing was declared, "The most significant piece on housing policy written in the last 30 years" by the Journal of the American Planning Association.
In July of 2005 SUNY Press released Promise and Betrayal: University and the Creation of Sustainable Urban Neighborhoods, which includes an introduction by former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and supporting comments form President Bill Clinton and Harvard President Derek Bok. His 2008 book Invisible City: Poverty, Housing and New Urbanism, earned earned praise from Andres Duany, William Domhoff, Donovan Rypkema, and Neal Pierce.
Gilderbloom has published opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone and USA Today Magazine He has been featured in the Sunday New York Times, Planning, Atlanta Journal Constitution and various other international newspapers (Japan, Netherlands, and Cuba).