Ford, Larry R.

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FORD, Larry R.

PERSONAL: Male. Education: Ohio State University, B.S., 1965, M.A., 1967; University of Oregon, Ph.D., 1970.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Geography, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Dr., San Diego, CA 92182.

CAREER: San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, assistant professor, 1970-74, associate professor, 1974-77, professor of geography, 1977—, holder of Benjamin and Louise Carroll Revolving Endowed Chair of Urban Studies, 2000. University of Indonesia, senior Fulbright lecturer and guest speaker at other institutions, 1991; guest lecturer at U.S. institutions, including Arizona State University, University of Minnesota, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Louisiana State University, South Dakota State University, and Vassar College, and in England at University of Leeds; workshop presenter and public speaker; guest on media programs. San Diego Chamber of Commerce, member of Preservation Task Force, 1975-76; member of San Diego County Park and Recreation Committee, 1973-74, San Diego Historical Sites Board, 1973-81.

MEMBER: Association of American Geographers (member of regional council and chair of regional councilors, 1989-92), American Geographical Society (member of council, 1996-2003), National Council for Geographic Education (member of council, 1999-2002), Conference of Latin American Geographers, Urban Affairs Association, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (president, 1982-83), California Geographical Society, Save Our Heritage (member of board of directors, 1971-73, 1979-80, 1986-89; vice president, 1972-73), Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma, Lambda Alpha.

AWARDS, HONORS: Special Award for Achievement in Urban Design, San Diego chapter, American Institute of Architects, 1976; special award for distinguished service, Historical Site Board, City of San Diego, 1981; National Council for Geographic Education, Distinguished Teacher Award, 1985, award for best article related to teaching in the secondary schools, 2001, for "Cities and Urban Land Use in Advanced Placement Human Geography"; Distinguished Service Award, Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, 1995; grants from Ford Foundation and San Diego State Foundation.


(With E. Griffin) Southern California Extended, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1992.

Cities and Buildings: Skyscrapers, Skidrows, and Suburbs, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1994.

The Spaces between Buildings, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2000.

(Editor) Reinventing America's Downtowns: RatingRevitalization and Redesign, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Our Changing Cities, edited by John Fraser Hart, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1991; North America: Lands and People, edited by Getis and Getis, William C. Brown, 1994; Place, Power, Situation, and Spectacle: A Geography of Film, Rowman & Littlefield, 1994; and Imaging the City, edited by Larry Vale and Sam Bass Warner, Center for Urban Research, Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), 2001. Contributor of more than fifty articles and reviews to periodicals, including Urban Geography, Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, Journal of San Diego History, Landscape, Social Education, California Geographer, Environmental Review, and Oregon Geographer. Member of editorial review board, Geographical Review, 1979—, and Journal of Geography, 2001—.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Greater San Diego Region, for University of Pennsylvania Press (Philadelphia, PA).



Chronicle of Higher Education, June 1, 2001, author interview, p. A12.

Old Oregonian, October, 1978, author interview.