• A prolific scholar, Bernard J. Frieden wrote eight books and more than 60 articles on housing and city development.

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Bernard J. Frieden, Ford Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning, dies at 79

It is with great regret that we report the death of our longtime friend and colleague Bernard J. Frieden, Ford Professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Planning, on September 9, 2009. He was 79 years old.


A member of the planning faculty since 1961, Frieden served as associate dean of the school from 1993 to 2001 and as chairman of the MIT faculty from 1987-89. During his 30 years of involvement with urban affairs at both the national and local levels, he served on White House advisory committees and worked as a consultant to numerous federal and state agencies. He also served as director of the MIT/Harvard Joint Center for Urban Studies from 1972-75 and as director of research at MIT’s Center for Real Estate from 1985-87.

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Just read "The Envoronmental Protection Hustle", Mr. Frieden's 1978 book provides an insightful explanation why rent was so damn expensive in Piedmont, CA in the early 80's! Among other housing development challenges in the Bay Area and beyond. May he rest in peace.
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