Dr. Maria Manta Conroy

Associate Director, CURA

Associate Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning

Maria Manta Conroy is an associate professor in the Knowlton School’s city and regional planning section. Dr. Conroy's teaching and research interests have been focused on three main areas: planning for sustainable development, especially in smaller communities; enhancing participation processes and dispute resolution in the planning process; and planning around sensitive and protected lands, including water related resources.  She teaches courses on planning history, planning for sustainable development, social conflict, and contemporary planning research.

Selected Publications

Conroy, M. M. (2011). Influences on Public Participation in Watershed Planning. Journal of Planning Practice and Research 26(4), 467-479.

Conroy, M. M. (2006). Moving the middle ahead - Challenges and opportunities of sustainability in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 26(1), 18-27.

Conroy, M. M., & Berke, P. R. (2004). What makes a good sustainable development plan? An analysis of factors that influence principles of sustainable development. Environment and Planning A, 36(8), 1381-1396.

Conroy, M. M., & Evans-Cowley, J. (2006). E-participation in planning: an analysis of cities adopting on-line citizen participation tools. Environment and Planning C-Government and Policy, 24(3), 371-384.


Areas of Expertise
  • Planning for Sustainable Development
  • Development Dispute Resolution
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.S.
  • University of Virginia, M.S. & Master of Urban & Regional Planning
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Ph.D. City & Regional Planning

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