William Grady Holt, PhD/JD, associate professor, is coordinator of the Urban Environmental Studies (UES) program and Co-Chair of Architectural Studies at Birmingham–Southern College. Holt earned his BA in geography from the University of Georgia. While completing his Master of City Planning (MCP) at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Holt worked on the 1996 Summer Olympics planning programs. He served as a long-range planner with the National Capital Planning Commission on the 2050 Monumental Core Plan for Washington, DC. Holt earned a PhD from Yale in sociology and a JD from Vermont Law School with a focus on energy law.
He has edited two books on urban regions and sustainability. Holt’s research focuses on debates on cultural history in the built environment, the back-to-the-land movement, as well as work on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund redevelopment sites. He conducts applied student–faculty consulting work through the US EPA’s College/Underserved Community Partner Program (CUPP).