Philip Emmi is a native of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He holds a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard, a Masters of Regional Planning from UNC/Chapel Hill and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning also from Chapel Hill. He served in the Peace Corp in Chile where he worked with municipal and national planning agencies. He served as a lecturer with the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, as an assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s School of City and Regional Planning and as a professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Utah where he directed the Program in Urban Planning.
He is recipient of the Juan Casalduero Fellowship to Spain, a Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Award to Barcelona, and seven summer research fellowships at the Swedish National Institute for Building Research.
He has served as an advisor to the Utah Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, has been awarded the Lowell Bennion Community Service Professorship, and participated as co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant. He chairs an intercollegiate committee that administers an interdisciplinary certificate program in the Adaptive Management of Environmental Systems.
To his credit the publication of 8 book chapters, 34 articles in 16 different academic journals with academic presentations in 21 different states and 9 foreign countries. These have most recently to do with the application of systems thinking and the dynamic simulation of urban systems to the analysis of urban land use and transportation, the energy requirements of alternative urban development strategies, and the role of cities in the production of global greenhouse gases.