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Curtis Winkle, PhD

Associate Professor Emeritus

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Urban Planning and Policy

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

132 CUPPA Hall, MC 348


412 S. Peoria St.

Office Phone:

(312) 996-2155


Curt Winkle has conducted research on planning healthy cities, urban food systems, coalition development, the role of the nonprofit sector, HIV/AIDS and gay commercial districts.  He is currently working on research that examines the possible roles of Business Improvement Districts in improving urban health.

His teaching includes the following courses: Planning Healthy Cities, Urban Food Systems, Urban Space, Place and Institutions, Planning Skills: Computers, Methods and Communication, Making Plans Workshop, Evaluation Methods and Data Analysis for Planning and Management.

Selected Publications

  • Winkle, Curt and David Perry. “Shifting Roles for Campus-Building in University-Community Relationships” in Universities Inside of Communities. Agnes Kover-Van Til and Gabriele Franger. Central European Press.  Forthcoming.
  • Winkle, Curt. “Gay Commercial Districts in Chicago and the Role of Planning.” Planning and LGBTQ Communities: The Need for Inclusive Queer Spaces. Routledge, 2015.
  • Sheila R. Castillo, Curtis R. Winkle, Stephen Krauss, Amalia Turkewitz, Cristina Silva, and Edie S. Heinemann. Regulatory and Other Barriers to Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture: A Case Study of Urban Planners and Urban Farmers from the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems and Community Development. Spring 2013.  
  • Nisha D. Botchwey, Susan E. Hobson, Andrew L. Dannenberg, Karen G. Mumford, Cheryl K. Contant, Tracy E. McMillan, Richard J. Jackson, Russell Lopez, Curtis Winkle. A Model Curriculum for a Course on the Built Environment and Public Health: Training for an Interdisciplinary Workforce.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  February 2009 (Vol. 36, Issue 2, Pages S63-S71)
  • Simin Davoudi and Curtis Winkle. Conference Report Bridging the Divide: Celebrating the City. Town Planning Review, 2008  (Vol. 79, Issue 9, Pages 463-467)
  • Curtis R. Winkle, “Top-Down Coalitions and AIDS: Benign Neglect, Social Control or Empowerment?” Maternal Child Health Coalition News, December 1994.
  • Curtis R. Winkle and Douglas G. Ward-Chene, “Power, Social Support and HIV-Related Service Use: The Role of Community and Homelessness,” Journal of Health & Social Policy, Vol. 4 (2), 1992: 47-72.
  • Curtis R. Winkle, “Inequity and Power in the Nonprofit Sector: A Comparative Analysis of AIDS-Related Services for Gay Men and Intravenous Drug Users in Chicago,” Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Vol. 20, (3), 1991: 313-328.

Service to Community

  • West Loop Design Guidelines Working Group, Chicago Department of Planning and Development, 2017
  • Development Committee, West Loop Community Organization, 2014-
  • Chair, Planning Accreditation Board Site Visit Team, 2016.
  • Nominations and Elections Committee, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2012-
  • American Planning Association Illinois Chapter Executive Committee, ex officio. 2012-2015.
  • Planning Accreditation Board Site Visiter.
  • Nominations and Elections Committee, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2012-
  • American Planning Association Illinois Chapter Executive Committee, ex officio. 2012-2015


Ph.D. Rutgers University, Urban Planning and Policy Development. 1986
M.C.R.P. Rutgers University, Urban Planning and Policy Development. 1980
B.S. Indiana State University, Urban Studies, 1978