Michael Keane
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Michael Keane, AICP is an urban planner with professional planning experience in the public and private sectors, both in the United States and internationally. He is a Senior Environmental Planner at Langan Engineering, where he manages the preparation of environmental impact statements and assessments for a broad spectrum of projects including site-specific and area-wide rezonings, land development, and a range of agency sponsored actions. In this capacity, he overesees City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) processes on behalf of government agencies and private applicants.

Prior to joining Langan, Mike worked for BFJ Planning, a New York City-based consulting firm, where he specialized in land use planning, zoning, and environmental review. At BFJ, he produced master plans for Stamford, Connecticut; the City of Mount Vernon and the Village of Port Chester, New York; Rockland and Nassau Counties; and the Capital City of Hanoi, Vietnam. The Rockland County Master Plan was the recipient of the New York Planning Federation 2012 Comprehensive Plan Award for outstanding and innovative comprehensive plan, while the Hanoi 2030 Master Plan won the 2011 AIA New York Chapter Urban Design Merit Award.     

Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, and the Urban Land Institute. In 2011, then-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer appointed Mike to Community Board Five, where he served on the Land Use & Zoning and Transportation Committees from 2011-2014.

He received his Master of Urban Planning from Hunter College and also holds a Master of Arts in U.S. History from the University of Maryland College Park and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Semester Course
Fall 2012 CAP-GP.3601.002 Capstone: Advanced Projects in Urban Planning I

Couples with CAP-GP.3602.

As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.

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