Professor Hollander is interested in the role of planning and public policy in managing land use and environmental changes associated with economic decline and shrinking cities

As the director of the Urban Attitudes Lab, Hollander studies the intersection between technology and planning using virtual, internet-based communities

Professor Hollander has written over 50 articles, book chapters, and reports on urban design, brownsfields reuse, sustainability, smart shrinkage, community engagement, and cognitive science

He is regularly called upon as an expert for a variety of media sources on planning and policy issues, including:


You can view a portfolio of urban planning and design projects he has led, working with Tufts students. He also hosts an iTunes podcast Cognitive Urbanism