Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Michael B. Teitz: Fifty Years of Planning and Policy, from U.C. Berkeley to the Public Policy Institute of California

Interviewee(s):
Teitz, Michael B.
Interviewer(s):
Farrell, Shanna
Holmes, Todd
Title:
Michael B. Teitz: Fifty Years of Planning and Policy, from U.C. Berkeley to the Public Policy Institute of California
Abstract:
Michael B. Teitz is Professor Emeritus of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a Senior Fellow and Director of Economy at the Public Policy Institute of California, which he helped establish. In addition to a distinguished, thirty-five year career at UC Berkeley, and policy work that still continues at PPIC that still continues, he has served as a consultant to local, state, and national governments, both in the United States and Internationally. In this interview he discusses growing up in London during and after World War II; Coming to the United States for graduate school; the various events and changes he experienced at UC Berkeley between 1962 and 1998; developments in the fields of Planning and Regional Science; his consulting work for local and state governments in the U.S. and Saudi Arabia; and leaving Berkeley to establish PPIC and serving as its founding Research Director.
Subject area(s):
Education and University of California
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and the Environment
Interview date(s):
2017
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Rights:
Teitz, Michael B. "Michael B. Teitz: Fifty Years of Planning and Policy, from U.C. Berkeley to the Public Policy Institute of California." Interview by Shanna Farrell and Todd Holmes in 2017. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2018.