Lily M Hoffman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Lily M Hoffman

Professor Emerita
CCNY and CUNY Graduate Program

Lily M. Hoffman, Professor Emerita at CCNY and the CUNY Graduate Center, received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Columbia University. Her research interests lie in the social/spatial impact of urban restructuring, including housing, tourism, urban governance, and planning policy in comparative perspective.


Lily Hoffman has taught at Oberlin college, Eugene Lang College, The New School,  The Colin Powell School CCNY and the CUNY Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Among her publications, she is author of The Politics of Knowledge: Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning, SUNY Press; co-editor of Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets and City Space (with S. Fainstein and D. Judd, Blackwell); co-editor of Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda, Wiley-Blackwell (with R. Dingwall and K. Staniland), and co-author of Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals and the Future of Housing (with B. Schmitter Heisler), Routledge.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    The social and spatial impact of urban restructuring with a focus on housing, tourism, urban governance and planning policy in comparative perspective.  Comparative work includes the former Czechoslovakia/current Czech Republic, Germany and Australia.

Personal Interests

    Sailing, skiing, ceramic sculpture.


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