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Katharine P. Warner
Regents' Proceedings 31

Katharine P. Warner, Ph.D., associate professor of urban planning in the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2002.

Professor Warner earned her B.A. degree from Miami University in 1962, her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan in 1964 and 1972, respectively, and her M.U.P. degree from Wayne State University in 1971. She has worked at the University's Institute of Gerontology, the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, and she was a visiting associate professor of civil engineering at Stanford University. In 1970, Professor Warner joined the University Michigan faculty as an instructor and was promoted to assistant professor in 1973 and associate professor in 1976.

During her tenure, Professor Warner taught housing and community development, which is the core M.U.P course on planning theory; led Expanded Horizons trips; taught the undergraduate planning overview course; participated in many UTEP doctoral committees; and mentored many students. She served on numerous council task forces and on the boards of various public and private organizations, and she has been active in supporting diversity and faculty governance at the University. Through her research, Professor Warner has become an advocate of manufactured housing as a way to create more viable, affordable housing and was appointed to the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, the Board of the Washtenaw Affordable Housing Corporation, and the Ann Arbor City Housing Policy Board.

In October 2001, Taubman College added the Distinguished Service Award to Professor Warner's long list of honors. This award honored her not only for her contributions in the academic training of a generation of urban planners but for her strong commitment to her students as individuals. She was also recognized for her work to increase employment and internship opportunities for students and to expand housing opportunities for those with few choices.

The Regents now salute this faculty member by naming Katharine P. Warner associate professor emerita of urban planning.