François Vigier is the President of the Institute for International Urban Planning in Cambridge and is the Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning Emeritus at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is actively involved in professional practice, and conducts extensive research on both domestic and international projects. His work and research focuses on urban development strategies and housing policy, new towns, master plans, and socioeconomic and environmental impact studies. He has written numerous books and publications on urbanism, urban growth, housing, and infrastructure strategies. Dr. Vigier received his BA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a MA in City Planning, and a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University.