Jerry Anthony


Director- Housing and Land Use Policy Program, Associate Professor


About Jerry Anthony

College: Graduate College

Department: Urban and Regional Planning

Research Interests:

  • Housing and community development issues - in particular federal, state and local housing policies and the development of affordable housing
  • Growth management - concern about the benefits and costs of growth management polices and their distribution across different income populations
  • Land, infrastructure and housing market issues in developing countries, especially those of South Asia and Latin America
  • Built-form and urban design issues


Ph.D., Florida State University, Urban and Regional Planning, 2000.

Masters in Town Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India, 1991.

Bachelor of Architecture, College of Engineering - Trivandrum, University of Kerala, 1989 .


Jerry Anthony’s work has appeared in several top journals. His article, “The effect of Florida’s Growth Management Act on housing affordability,” was declared one of the most outstanding articles published in the Journal of the American Planning Association in 20 years. He has received the “Excellence in Planning Education” award from the Iowa chapter of the American Planning Association—one of only two granted in Iowa since 2000. Dr. Anthony is actively engaged with housing and community development in Iowa City and Johnson County. In 2003, he helped found a non-profit agency, the Housing Trust Fund of Johnson County, to provide a new and flexible source of finance for affordable housing development; in its first five years, this entity raised over $1.5 million. He chaired Iowa City’s Housing and Community Development Commission and was a member of Iowa City’s Scattered Site Housing Taskforce. In July 2009, he was appointed Director of the Housing Policy Program at the PPC.

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