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Johanna W Looye

Title: Associate Professor
Office: 6207 Daa Addition
Tel: 513-556-0216

Johanna Looye has over twenty years of experience in Latin American development. Her work in Brazil includes studies of small business in CearĂ¡ and throughout the Northeast. She has also conducted research on urban environmental issues in the City of Rio de Janeiro and in 1999 she was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship to teach and conduct research at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Dr. Looye has worked on micro-and small-business development in Brazil, Thailand (handicrafts and sustainable development), Crete (alternative economic development for Hersonissos), and the U.S. In Cincinnati, Looye has served on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Business Incubator. She has also worked with the City of Cincinnati to identify local capacity for developing microenterprises and with Smart Money Community Services to develop a 12-week training program for aspiring entrepreneurs from Over-the-Rhine and the Findlay Market area. Dr. Looye teaches urban and regional theory, international development planning and economic development, primarily at the graduate level. She also teaches quantitative and research methods.

Research Information

Research Interests

Urban and Regional Theory International Development Planning Local Economic Development Quantitative and Research Methods

Research Support

  • (PI), Looye, Johanna, A Joint Consortium for the Transatlantic Study of Design, Planning and Urbanism, Department of Education. (P116J020017), $200,191.00. 10/01/2002 to 09/30/2007. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Looye, Johanna, Assessment of Microenterprise Development Potential in Over-the Rhine, Ohio Board of Regents. (65x1054-01), $30,000.00. 07/01/1997 to 06/30/2000. Status: Closed.
  • (PI), Edelman, David; Looye, Johanna, Urban Sustainability and the Built Environment: A US Brazil Consortium, Department of Education. (P116M080008), $219,806.00. 08/01/2008 to 07/31/2013. Status: Active.
  • (Collaborator), Auffrey, Christopher; Honadle, Beth; Looye, Johanna; Vomhofe, Rainer; Zapata, Marisa, An External Evaluation of the Strong Economies Together (SET) Initiative, Department of Agriculture. (018000-340452-02/ RBS1039), $100,000.00. 05/01/2011 to 08/31/2013. Status: Active.

Master of Community Planning


Admission Requirements



Additional Information
for the Master of Community
Planning Program

Joint Degrees

Career Opportunities

Financial Assistance



Additional Educational Opportunities
through the School of Planning

International programs

US Peace Corps

Study Abroad