Dr. Charles Bohl is an associate professor and director of the Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. Dr. Bohl is an expert on placemaking mixed-use development. He is the author of Place Making: Developing Town Centers, Main Streets and Urban Villages, a best-selling book published by the Urban Land Institute now in its 5th printing.
Dr. Bohl designed the curriculum and directed the interdisciplinary Knight Program in Community Building at UM from 2000-2008. Dr. Bohl has served on the Executive Committee and Advisory Board for ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council since 2001, serving as Vice Chair of the Technical Assistance Panels program and Chair of the ULI Vision Awards jury. He has been named the incoming Chair of the ULI Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council for 2015-2017.
Dr. Bohl currently serves on the Advisory Board and Steering Committee for the International Place Making Initiative for UN-Habitat. Research and academic programs carried out by Dr. Bohl have been supported by more than $3.5 million provided by major foundations including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation, the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, and the Urban Land Institute. He was a Senior Research Associate at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies and served as the Senior Fellow for the Weiss Urban Livability Program. Prior to his academic career he worked in economic development for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in New York State.
Dr. Bohl holds a doctorate in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lectures and consults widely in the U.S. and abroad.