Brenda Case Scheer portrait
  • co-director, Master of Real Estate Development
  • Professor, City & Metropolitan Planning
  • Professor, School Of Architecture

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • "Strategic Design and Policy for Improving the Livability and Multi-modal Use of U.S. Urban Arterials and Commercial Highways", Co-PI. 2012-13. PI: Michael Larice. Co-PI(s): Brenda Scheer. National Institute of Transportation in Communities, 08/01/2012 - 08/01/2013. Total project budget to date: $39,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • The Utah Model - Brookings Institution. PI: Brenda Scheer. 10/01/2010 - 12/31/2011.


  • History in the Plan:why preserving the historic city pattern is key to building preservation and urban character. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 09/24/2015.
  • Disruptions and Origins. Toward a Theory of the Urban Matrix. Presented at the International Seminar on Urban Form. Porto, Portugal. 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/14/2014.
  • "Combining Practice and Teaching" Associated Collegiate Schools of Architecture Administrators Conference, Austin, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2012.
  • "The Suburban Arterial: A study of types," presentation to the International Seminar on Urban Form, Delft, Netherlands. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2012.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Greece
  • Thailand


  • "A Classification and Analysis of Urban and Suburban Arterial Development: Toward an Understanding of the Strip," Proceedings of the International Seminar on Urban Form, Delft, 2013. Published, 03/11/2015.
  • "Strip Development and How to Read It", in Emily Talen (ed.) Fixing Sprawl. Routledge, 2015. Published, 02/2015.
  • Brenda C. Scheer. 2015. "Performing the Urban: Form-based codes as a method of architectural critique", in Preiser, W.F.E., Davis, Aaron T. , Salama, Ashraf and Hardy, Andrea, eds. Architecture: Beyond Criticism. London and New York: Routledge. pp. 217-223. Published, 02/2015.
  • A list of Brenda Scheer's recent publications can be found at Published, 06/2013.
  • "Metropolitan Form and Landscape Urbanism", in Tridib Banerjee and Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, eds. Companion to Urban Design. London: Routledge. pp 611-18. Published, 01/2011.
  • The Evolution of Urban Form: Typology for Planners and Architects. Chicago: APA Planners Press. Published, 10/2010.