Ray Bromley

Examines community development and neighborhood revitalization

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Ray Bromley

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Geography and Planning

Urban planning; regional planning; urban development; urban renewal; community development; housing policy; neighborhood decline; neighborhood revitalization; abandoned buildings; fire tragedies; micro-enterprise; micro-credit; retail markets; street vendors; Peru; Colombia

Campus phone: (518) 591-8183
Campus email: rbromley@albany.edu


Ray Bromley joined the faculty of UAlbany’s Department of Geography and Planning in 1985 and has served as Vice Provost for International Education since 2006. Born and raised in rural England, he completed his BA and Ph.D. degrees at Cambridge University specializing in Social Geography, Regional Development, and Latin American Studies. Before joining the Albany faculty, he taught social and regional planning for ten years at Swansea University in Wales, and he worked nine years as an urban researcher and planning consultant in Latin America.

His research, teaching and consultancy activities focus on neighborhood and community development, city and regional planning, street and market retailing, micro-enterprise promotion, and the history of ideas in planning, international development, and community development. Bromley has authored or edited six books and numerous articles on these subjects. At UAlbany he has been a recipient of the President’s and Chancellor’s Excellence in Teaching Awards, the President’s Excellence in Academic Service Award, and the Graduate Student Organization’s Outstanding Professor Award.

Bromley has worked as a consultant on World Bank, United Nations, UNICEF and USAID–funded projects, and to the Governments of Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, New York State, and New York City. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the National Engineering University in Peru in 1997, and has also served as a Visiting Professor at a wide range of institutions in different countries, including the Bandung Institute of Technology, the Beirut Arab University, and the London School of Economics.