· Program Director
· Urban & Regional Analysis
3343 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
- PhD, city and regional planning, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
- MA, regional science, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
- BA, economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Sabina Deitrick is Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Director of Urban and Regional Analysis program at the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) at the University of Pittsburgh. Her recent research focuses on the impacts of the nonprofit sector and the economic and community impacts of higher education institutions in their regional economies. She is an Associate Editor of Economic Development Quarterly, on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Urban Affairs, and on the Governing Board of the Urban Affairs Association, serving as local host committee chair of the 2012 UAA conference in Pittsburgh. Professor Deitrick was involved in the development of the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS), a partnership with the City of Pittsburgh and the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development, housed at UCSUR since 2007. She was co-director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Community Outreach Partnership Center, which received funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2000 and 2004. She received her BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and PhD in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.
Teaching and Research Areas
Economic and community development, regional planning, brownfields revitalization, post-industrial cities.
Select Publications and Funded Research
- “Pittsburgh Goes High Tech,” in Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland, Alan Mallach (ed.). New York: The American Assembly, Columbia University, 2012.
- “Employer Support for Vanpooling and Future Opportunities: Survey Results from South Central Pennsylvania,” co-author with Christopher Briem, Pennsylvania Geographer, 50, no. 1/2 (2012): 106-131.
- Economic and Community Impacts of Small Colleges and Universities in Western Pennsylvania, with William Lafe and Christopher Briem. University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, April 2011.
- Estimating the Supply and Demand of Affordable Housing in Allegheny County, with Angela Reynolds, Christopher Briem, Robert Gradeck and Lauren Ashcroft. A Report for the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania Project: Lessons from the Foreclosure Crisis: An Agenda for Rebuilding Pennsylvania’s Housing Market. Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania and University Center for Social and Urban Research, Pittsburgh, March 2011.
- “Gender Wage Disparity in the Pittsburgh Region,” co-author with Christopher Briem, American Behavioral Scientist, 53, no. 2 (October 2009): 239-260.
- “The Impact of Nonprofit, Large Landowners on Public Finance in a Fiscally Distressed Municipality: A Case Study of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” co-author with Christopher Briem, Working Paper WP07SD1, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, December 2007.
- “Allegheny County Housing and Socio-Demographic Trends,” co-author with Christopher Briem and Angela Williams Foster. Prepared for the Allgheny Couny Comprehensive Plan, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh and McCormick Taylor, Inc., Pittsburgh, December 2005.
- “Allegheny County Economic Trends Report,” co-author with Christopher Briem. Prepared for the Allgheeny County Comprehensive Plan, University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh and McCormick Taylor, Inc., Pittsburgh, December 2005.
- “The Universtiy and the Oakland Neighborhood: From Conflict to Cooperation, or How the 800 Pound Gorilla Learned to Sit With – and not on – its Neighbors,” co-author with Tracy Soska, Chapter 2 in D. Perry and W. Wiewel (eds.) The University as Urban Developer: Case Studies and Analysis. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2005.
- “Managing Brownfields as Community Assets,” co-author with Stephen Farber. Chapter 8 in F. Wagner, T. Joder, A. Mumphrey, Jr., K. Akundi, A. Artibuse (eds), Revitalizing the City: Strategies to Contain Sprawl and Revive the Core. Armonk, NY: ME Sharpe, 2005.
- “Brownfields and Community Development,” co-author with Margaret Dewar, in R. Greenstein and Y. Sungu-Ervilmaz (eds), Recycling the City: The Use and Reuse of Urban Land. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2004.
- “New Urbanism in the Inner City: A Case Study of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,” co-author with Cliff Ellis,Journal of the American Planning Association, 70, no. 4 (Autumn 2004): 426-442.
Consultancies, Public Service, and Awards/Honors
- 2004 Chancellor’s Distinguished Public Service Award, University of Pittsburgh Editorial Board Member, Journal of Urban Affairs
- Pennsylvania Planning Association, Best Student Project Award, 2009, 2011: Capstone Seminar in Planning and Governance (PIA 2096)
- Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, 2011-2012
- PIA 2705, Neighborhood and Community Development
- PIA 2188, Economic Development Strategies and Practice
- PIA 2096, Capstone Seminar in Planning and Governance