Marcia O. Kees

Marcia O. Kees

Adjunct Faculty
Geography & Planning
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1982 Master’s program, City and Regional Planning (all but thesis), Cornell University

1974 B.A., History and Social Sciences, Minor in Museum Studies, State University of New York at Oswego

Marcia Kees

Marcia O. Kees has served as adjunct faculty at the State University of New York at Albany since 2011, teaching planning law, park and historic preservation planning, and planning studio courses. She is the recipient of a 2019 University at Albany President’s Award for Exemplary Public Engagement and is a member of the Community Advisory Board for the Master of Regional Planning program in the Department of Geography and Planning.

Marcia has 35 years of public service employment, retiring from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. She completed undergraduate work in history and museum studies at SUNY Oswego and graduate work in city and regional planning at Cornell University. She has served as president of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Capital District Planners Association and as a board member or advisor for several nonprofit organizations.

Research Interests

  • Historic preservation
  • Heritage planning and heritage tourism
  • Interpretive planning and programming
  • Community revitalization
  • Land use law and zoning issues

Courses Taught

  • A PLN 506: Planning Law
  • A PLN 532/USP 432: Parks, Preservation, and Heritage Planning
  • A PLN 681: Planning Studio