Graduate Program in City & Regional Planning
Daniel Campo, Ph.D.
Office: CBEIS 315
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
M.U.P., Hunter College of the City University of New York
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, City and Regional Planning
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Years at Morgan: 16
Daniel Campo is an urbanist and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Graduate Built Environment Studies in the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He also serves as the Director of Morgan’s Graduate Program in City and Regional Planning. He is the author of Postindustrial DIY: Recovering American Rustbelt Icons (Fordham University Press, forthcoming 2023) and The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned (Fordham University Press, 2013). Possessing diverse research interests, he has also written articles about urban design and development, public space studies, urban parks, historic preservation, history of the built environment, downtown revitalization, waterfront studies and public art. The recipient of several awards and distinctions, he earned a National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowship (2010-11) and was recognized as Morgan State University’s most outstanding scholar in 2015. The significance of his research has also been noted by the New York Times, New Yorker, Planning Magazine, Citylab, Next City, Urban Omnibus and multiple National Public Radio affiliate stations. His interdisciplinary creative work and advocacy include his investigations as part of the Chance Ecologies Public Art Project and contributions to diverse organizations including AIA Baltimore and the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance. He holds a Ph.D. in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College and was previously a planner for the New York City Department of City Planning.
At Morgan State, Dr. Campo serves as the principal investigator of its suite of waterfront studies focusing on South Baltimore working in collaboration with the Maryland Port Administration and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies. He is also the lead faculty member of the Joint MIT-MSU City Planning Initiative. His research in postindustrial urbanism often provides for lively subject matter in the courses he teaches, including Planning and Designing the New Urban Waterfront, History of City and Regional Planning and planning studios. When not working, Dr. Campo is likely exploring a city or enjoying urban life.
List of Research Interest(s):
- Urban Planning and Design
- Public Space Studies
- Downtown and Waterfront Planning
- Arts and Cultural Planning
- Historic Preservation & History of the Built Environment
- Community and Economic Development
- Cultural Landscapes
- American Studies
- International Development
List of Classes Taught:
- ARCH 304-Urban Development of Baltimore
- CREP 513-History of City & Regional Planning
- CREP 788-Supervised Research
- CREP 794-Professional Project
- CREP 601-Planning Design New Urban Waterfront
- CREP 797-Thesis Guidance
List of Selected Publication(s):
- Daniel Campo, Postindustrial DIY: Recovering American Rustbelt Icons (New York: Fordham University Press, 2023).
- Daniel Campo, “Rustbelt Insurgency and Cultural Preservation: How Guerrilla Practices Saved the Blast Furnaces and the Automobile Factory,” Urban Design International 25-2 (2020).
- Daniel Campo, Daniel, “A New Postindustrial Nature: Remembering the Wild Waterfront of Hunters Point South,” Streetnotes 25 (2016).
- Daniel Campo, "Preservation in an Economic Void: Reviving Buffalo’s Concrete Atlantis,” Journal of Planning History 15-4 (2016).
- Daniel Campo, The Accidental Playground: Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned (New York: Fordham University Press, 2013).
List of Grants and/or Awards:
- Principal Investigator, Maryland Port Administration via University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies for Masonville Cove Design and Access study (2021).
- Principal Investigator, Maryland Port Administration via University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies, Climate Change Mapping Project (2020)
- Principal Investigator, Smart Family Foundation Research Grant for “Postindustrial DIY” book project (2016).
- University Appreciation Award – Research (University’s outstanding researcher award), Morgan State University. Principal Investigator, Smart Family Foundation Research Grant ($25,000) for Historic Preservation in a Void: Exploring Alternative Approaches to Preserving the American Industrial Metropolis (2011).
- Recipient, National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Research Award for The Accidental Playground book project (2010-11)