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Stephen Ramos



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Doctor of Design (2009) Harvard University Graduate School of Design
MS Community and Regional Planning (2000) University of Texas at Austin
MA Latin American Studies (2000) University of Texas at Austin
BA English and Spanish (1992) Gettysburg College



PLAN 8430 Urban Infrastructure
EDES 6650/4650 City Planning
EDES 6640/4640 History of Urban Planning
EDES 6540 Ideas of Community
PLAN 7200 Planning and Design Practicum
PLAN 7300 Planning and Design Thesis



Stephen J Ramos (2023) “Southern Regionalism: Social Science and Regional-National Planning in the Interwar U.S. South.” Planning Perspectives. Vol. 28 (4) : 799-817.  DOI: 10.1080/02665433.2023.2215731

Stephen J Ramos (2023) “The Regional Planning Association of America at 100: a new exploration.” Planning Perspectives. Vol. 28 (4) : 731-735.  DOI:

Carola Hein, Sabine Luning, Han Meyer Stephen J Ramos, Paul van de Laar, eds. (2023) Shipping Canals in Transition: Rethinking Spatial, Economic, and Environmental Dimensions From Sea to Hinterland. Urban Planning  Volume 8 (3).

Stephen J. Ramos, Jan Derk Diekema, James Enos, Annie Simpson, Curators (2022) Port Futures & Social Logistics. PFSL01. International Exhibition.

Stephen J. Ramos and Umit Yilmaz (2022) “Energy transition and city–port symbiosis in biomass import–export regions.” Maritime Economics & Logistics.

Stephen J. Ramos (2021) “Materiality in the Seam Space: Sketches for a Transitional Port City Dome District.” Urban Planning Vol. 6 (3).

Stephen J. Ramos (2021) Guest Editor. Special Issue: The Body Politic: Planning History, Design, and Public Health. Journal of Planning History.

Stephen J. Ramos (2021) “Mapping the Persian Gulf Petroleumscape: The Production of Territory, Territoriality, and Sovereignty” in Carola Hein, ed., Oil Spaces: Exploring the Global Petroleumscape. London; New York: Routledge. 

Stephen J. Ramos (2020) “Biomass Logistics: Mythistory and Sociotechnical Imaginary in Trans-Atlantic Wood Pellet Assemblage.” Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Stephen J. Ramos (2020) “COVID-19 and Planning History: A Space Oddity.” Planning Perspectives 35 (4) 579-581

Stephen J. Ramos and Jan Derk Diekema (2020) “NORTH SEA COSMOS: A Periplus,” in Nancy Couling and Carola Hein, eds., Urbanisation of the Sea: From Concepts and Analysis to Design. Rotterdam: nai010.

Stephen J. Ramos (2020) “Port Futures in Postnormal Time(s).” PORTUS 40.

Stephen J. Ramos (2019) “Governance, Mismatch, and Fit in the Savannah Port Region.” PORTUSplus 8.

Stephen J. Ramos (2019) “Port Heritage and Creative Placemaking in Three U.S. River Ports.” U.S. Editor. PORTUS 38.

Stephen J. Ramos (2018) “ICEBOX: The Logistics of Detention.” Footprint, Vol.23: 53-68.

Stephen J. Ramos (2017) “Future Narratives for Planning History” in Carola Hein, ed., The Routledge Handbook of Planning History. London; New York: Routledge.

Stephen J. Ramos (2017) “Resilience, Path Dependency, and the Port: The Case of Savannah.” Journal of Urban History. Published online first. April 19, 2017.

Stephen J. Ramos (2016) “Redundant Infrastructure or Supply-Based Development Incentive?” in Infrastructure Monument. MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism. New York: Princeton Architectural Press.

Stephen J. Ramos (2014) “Planning for Competitive Port Expansion on the U.S. Eastern Seaboard: The Case of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.” Journal of Transport Geography, Vol.36: 32-41.

Spiro N. Pollalis, Stephen J. Ramos, Daniel Schodek, Andreas Georgoulias, eds. (2012) Infrastructure Sustainability and Design. New York; London: Routledge.

Stephen J. Ramos (2011) “Network Realities Instabilities,” in Brett Steele and Francisco Gonzalez de Canales, eds., Net Works: An Atlas of Connective and Distributive Intelligence in Architecture. London: AA Books.

Stephen J. Ramos (2010) Dubai Amplified: The Engineering of a Port Geography. Farnham; Burlington: Ashgate Press. 2nd Edition published in 2016 New York; London: Routledge. 

Stephen J. Ramos (2010) “Diversification, Clustering, and Risk in Dubai.” Volume/Archis. Special Edition Al Manakh 2, Vol. 23: 51-54.

Stephen J. Ramos (2009/10) “Dubai in Hindsight: Souq Cartographies.” Harvard Design Magazine, Vol. 31: 122-127.

Stephen J. Ramos, Neyran Turan, eds. (2009) New Geographies 01: After Zero, Vol. 1. Cambridge, MA: GSD/Harvard University Press.

Rania Ghosn, El Hadi Jazairy, Stephen J. Ramos (2008) “The Space of Controversies: Interview with Bruno Latour,” in New Geographies, Vol. 0. Cambridge, MA: GSD/Harvard University Press: 122-135.



Planning Perspectives Editor for the Americas

Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Universities Port City Futures International Advisory Board 

Texts on Architecture, Teaching and Innovation (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) Scientific Committee

Ensayo: Revista de Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Territorio (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) Editorial Committee

Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, (TU) Delft University of Technology (2018-2019) Visiting Professor

Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (2018-2019) Grantee

Georgia Sea Grant (2014-2015) Grantee   

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts (2011, 2009) Grantee


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