Department of Urban and Regional Planning
231 Hayes Hall
Kelly Gregg, assistant professor of urban planning, pursues place-based research at the intersection of planning, urban design, and landscape architecture. Specifically her work focuses on street design and pedestrian environments in both an historic and contemporary context. Her current research includes examining recent street adaptations to enable physical distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. She strives to approach challenges in practice and in research with an interdisciplinary perspective that references her background in both planning and design. She completed her PhD in Planning at the University of Toronto in 2019. She also holds a Master's Degree in Urban Planning (MUP) and Urban Design (MUD) from The University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from The Pennsylvania State University.
Her publications from 2019 include a chapter co-authored with Paul Hess PhD that was published in the New Companion to Urban Design edited by Tridib Banerjee and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris. Additionally, part of her dissertation work on pedestrian malls was published in the journal Planning Perspectives. And a co-authored article on ‘Complete Street’ municipal policy was in the International Journal of Sustainable Transportation.
Prior to joining the faculty at Buffalo, Gregg taught first-year common core courses for planning, landscape architecture, and architecture students at Ball State University. Her other previous experience includes work at the University of Cincinnati, where Kelly managed technical service projects, program development, and assisted with studio teaching at the Niehoff Urban Studio and Community Design Center. Additionally, she worked at The Graham Sustainability Institute at the University of Michigan and assisted the Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) in developing a community lead climate action plan for the City of Detroit. Gregg has also worked on urban design visioning for climate adaptation in Manhattan, NY. This collaborative work was featured in The Atlantic Cities shortly after Hurricane Sandy in December 2012.