Rabinowitz, Alan 1927-

views updated

RABINOWITZ, Alan 1927-

PERSONAL: Born January 18, 1927, in New York, NY; son of Aaron (in real estate) and Clara (Greenhut) Rabinowitz; married Andrea Wolf (a psychiatric social worker), December 2, 1951; children: Eric W., Peter MacG., Martha L., Katherine W. Education: Yale University, A.B., 1948; Harvard University, M.B.A., 1950; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1969. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Home—3400 East Laurelhurst Dr., Seattle, WA 98105.

CAREER: Affiliated with Fred F. French Investing Co., 1950-59; Regional Plan Association, New York, NY, member of staff, 1956-57; Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, MA, member of staff, 1959-63; Urban Survey Corp., Cambridge, president, 1963-69; Boston Redevelopment Authority, Boston, MA, administrator of program planning and finance, 1969-71; University of Washington, Seattle, professor of urban planning and chairman of department, 1971-86. Fellow, Harvard-M.I.T. Joint Center for Urban Studies, 1969. Military service: U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty, 1945-46, 1952-54.

MEMBER: American Institute of Certified Planners.


Municipal Bond Finance and Administration, Wiley/Interscience (New York, NY), 1969.

Industrial Zoning in Seattle, [Seattle], c. 1973.

Development of the Real Estate Investment Industry,1972-1975, privately printed, 1978.

The Real Estate Gamble: Lessons from 50 Years of Boom and Bust, AMACOM (New York, NY), 1980.

Land Investment and the Predevelopment Process: A Guide for Finance and Real Estate Professionals, Quorum (New York, NY), 1988.

(Coauthor) Markets for New Construction, 1980-87-95, NPA Data Services (Washington, DC), 1988.

Social Change Philanthropy in America, Quorum (New York, NY), 1990.

Urban Economics and Land Use in America, M.E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2004.

Contributor to planning journals.*

About this article

Rabinowitz, Alan 1927-

Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article