about me

Education

Education

    • 1981 PhD in American Urban History
      University of Cincinnati, 1981
    • 1974 MA in American History
      Indiana State University, 1974
    • 1972 BA in History/Political Science
      Greenville College, 1972

Memberships

    • Oct 1993 to Present Organization of American Historians
      The main organization for American Historians
    • Mar 1989 to Present International Planning History Society
      International Organization on the history of planning throughout the World. It hold planning conferences every two years.
    • Jan 1979 to Present Conference on Faith and History
    • Jan 2001 to Dec 2007 Society for American City and Regional Planning History
      Board Member
      Premier organization on the history of planning scholarship in the nation
    • Jan 1991 to Dec 1992 Urban History Association
      UHA Board Member
      The primary profesional organization for the study of urban history

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2019 Distinguished Research Record sponsored by College of Liberal Arts
    • Dec  2009 Who's Who in America sponsored by Marquis Who's Who
    • Aug  2009 Faculty Friend Award sponsored by Division of Student Affairs
    • Dec  2008 Provost Resarch Award sponsored by UTA Provost Office
    • Dec  1991 Fellow, Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography, University of Texas at Arlington sponsored by Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and the History of Cartography
    • Dec  1979 Co-Winner, Ohio Historical Society Essay Contest sponsored by Ohio Historical Society

News Articles

News Articles

    • May 2015 KERA
      "In Dallas, Trinity River Is Suddenly Mighty"
    • May 2015 KERA
      "Before Toll Roads, Levees were causing Waves along the Trinity River"May 29, 2015 ... For this week's Friday Conversation, urban historian Bob Fairbanks talks with KERA's vice president of news, Rick Holter about another conflict ...
    • Feb 2015 KERA
      This story was originally published on Feb. 1, 2015: It may seem like politicians and planners have spent just a decade or two sparring over the proposed Trinity
    • Nov 2008 KERA
      Interviewed on a TV show entitled "The Chip that Jack Built (Jack Kilby) as part of the Think Series on KERA Radio and Television

Other Activities

Other Activities

      • Sept 2018
        This board was developed to create a Handbook of the Cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. It is associated with the Texas State Historical Society. (Dallas)
        Member of DFW Handbook Executive Advisory Board
      • Jan 2018
        Referee for book manuscript (New York City)
        Columbia University
      • Jan 2013
        Editorial Board Member of this International Planning History Journal published by Routledge (London)
        Editorial Board, Planning Perspectives
      • Oct 1989
        Editorial Advisory Board Member (Dallas)
        Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas
      • 1989
        Editorial Advisory Board (London)
        Planning History Studies
      • Sept 2017
        I was asked to referee a book manuscript (Cincinnati, Ohio)
        University of Cincinnati
      • Sept 2016
        External Reviewer for candidates promotion to Professor in history program. (New York City)
        St, John's University
      • 2005
        Consultant and Expert Witness for City of Dallas in Lopez, et al. V. City of Dallas, U.S. District Court or the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (Dallas, TX)
        City of Dallas
      • 2001
        On a team that developed the story board, collected artifacts and wrote the Exhibition Catalog for the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture (Dallas, TX)
        Old Red Foundation
      • 2001
        Expert Witness for City of Dallas in Charles Miller et al. v. City of Dallas, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division (Dallas, TX)
        City of Dallas

Publications


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      2020
      2019
      • Planning the Suburban City in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
        Lone Star Suburbs: Life on the Texas Metropolitan Frontier
        [Fairbanks, RobertB.]. 49-67. Norman, Oklahoma: "University of Oklahoma Press". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2651893

      2018
      • "Creating Cities in the Post World War II American Southwest"
        [Fairbanks, RobertB].

      2016
      • The City in Texas: A History
        Annals of Wyoming
        [McComb, DavidG, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 28-29.
      • Zane L. Miller. 1934 - 2016, with Patricia Mooney - Melvin and Judith Spraul Schmidt,
        Urban History Newsletter
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Urban History Assocaition Newsletter. 48(1), 5.

      2015
      • The Morrill Land - Grant Act and American Cities: The Neglected Story,
        Science as Service: Establishing and Reformulating American Land-Grant Universities
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Marcus, AlanI]. 175-192. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : "University of Alabama Press".
      • The Great Divide: The Politics of Space and the First Trinity River Valley Controversy
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. 48-60.

      2014
      • The War on Slums in the Southwest: Public Housing and Slum Clarance in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico, 1935-1965
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 242. Philadelphia: "Temple University Press".

      2012
      • Changing Attitudes About Slum Clearance and Public Housing in the Urban Southwest
        Fronteras
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 6-8.
      • The Housing Act of 1954 and the War Against Slums in the Sou thwestern United States
        Proceedings of the 15th International Planning History Society Conference
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Sao Paulo.

      2011
      • "Dallas, Texas," 1952-1989"
        Cities in America Political History
        [Fairbanks, RobertB].
      • La Calle: Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest Cit
        [Otero, LydiaR, Fairbanks, RobertB]. Western Historical Quarterly. 42, 517-518.

      2010
      • UHA 2010 – Las Vegas
        Urban History Newsletter
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 22.
      • Planning the Suburban City in the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex
        Urban Transformations: Controversies, Contrasts and Challenges
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 138.

      2009
      • The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City
        Urban History
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 492-493.

      2008
      • Baseball in America and America in Baseball
        [Kyle, DonaldG, Fairbanks, RobertB, ]. 222. College Station: "Texas A & M University Press".
      • The Fight Against Slums in the Southwest, 1934 - 1954
        Proceedings of the 13th International Planning History Society (Chicago: IPHS),
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 105.

      2007
      • Making a Better World: Public Housing, the Red Scare, and the Direction of Modern Los Angeles
        [Parson, Don, Fairbanks, RobertB]. Western Historical Quarterly. 236-237. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/whq/38.2.236-a
      • "World Crossroads: Dallas Since 1945"
        Dallas:Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture. Exhibition Catalog
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, , Hazel, Michael ]. 70-87.

      2006
      • "The Failure of Urban Renewal in the Southwest: From City Needs to Individual Rights"
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Western Historical Quarterly. 37(3), 303-325. Logan, Utah: "Western Historical Association". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/25443372

      2004
      • Cincinnati: From River City to Highway Metropolis by David Stradling
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 4, 87-88.
      • Governance by Decree: The Impact of the Voting Rights Act in Dallas
        Legacies
        [Morgan , RuthP , Fairbanks, RobertB]. 60-61.
      • Reclaiming Public Housing: A Half Century of Struggle in Three Public Neighborhoods
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Vale, Lawrence, ]. The Journal of American History. 91, 333-334. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3659766
      • Civic Culture and Urban Change: Governing Dallas
        Legacies
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 16, 58-59.

      2003
      • Harland Bartholomew and the Planning of Modern Dallas
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. 34-49. Dallas, Texas.

      2002
      • From Puritans to the Projects: Public Housing and Public Neighbors
        [Vale, Lawrence, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 302-303.

      2001
      • Making Sense of the City: Local Government, Civic Culture, and Community Life in
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Mooney-Melvin, Patricia, ]. 192. Columbus.
      • "Advocating City Planning in the Public Schools: The Chicago and Dallas Experiences, 1911-1928"
        Making Sense of the City: Local Government, Civic Culture, and Community Life in Urban America
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 57-74.
      • Boosterism, Reform and Planning in Dallas in the 1920s and 1930s,
        Major Problems in Texas History
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Haynes, Sam , Wintz, CaryD]. 360-370. Boston, MA: "Houghton Mifflin ".
      • Lancaster, Ohio, 1800 - 2000: Frontier Town to Edge City
        Ohio History
        [Contosta, David, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 110, 97-98.

      2000
      • From Better Dwellings to Better Neighborhoods: The Rise and Fall of the First National Housing Movement
        From the Tenement to the Taylor Homes: In Search of an Urban Housing Policy in Twentieth Century America
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Bauman, John F, Biles, Roger, Szylvian, Kristin]. 21-42. University Park, Pennsylvania : "Penn State University Press".
      • Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age
        Planning Pespectives
        [Rodgers, Daniel T, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 15, 100-101.
      • "Public Housing for the City as a Whole: The Texas Experience"
        Southwestern Historical Quarterly
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Southwestern Lore. 104, 403-424. Austin, Texas.
      • Tribute to David Allan Hamer
        Planning Perspectives
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Planning Persepctives. 107, 121-122. London: "E&FN Spon".

      1999
      • From Prairie to Planes: How Dallas and Fort Worth Overcame Politics and Personalities to Build One of the World's Biggest and Busiest Airports
        Legacies
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Payne, Darwin, Fitzpatrick, Kathy ]. 11, 61-62.
      • Making Better Citizens in Dallas: The Kessler Plan Association and Consensus Building in the 1920
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. 26-36. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2163708

      1998
      • Modern Housing for America: Policy Struggles in the New Deal Era
        American Historical Review
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Radford, Gail]. 103, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2651357
      • The Assassination and Dallas Politics: Changes to Continuity
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. 14-23.
      • Magnetic Los Angeles: Planning the Twentieth - Century Metropolis
        American Historical Review
        [Hise, Greg, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 944-945. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2651076
      • For the City as a Whole: Politics, Planning and the Public Interest in Dallas, 1900 -1965
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 324. Columbus: "Ohio State University Press". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2651893
      • Airports
        Encyclopedia of Urban America: The Cities and Suburbs
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 20-21. Santa Barbara, CA: "ABC-CLIO".

      1997
      • Post - Suburbia: Government and Politics in Edge Cities
        Planning Pespectives
        [Teaford, JonC, Fairbanks, RobertB]. 12, 477-478.

      1996
      • Carol Mosely - Braun,” 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 18
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 259-260. Palatine, Illinois : "Jack Heraty and Associates".
      • Dictionary of American History Supplement, Part 1
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 262. New York: "Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books".
      • El Paso
        Dictionary of American History Supplement
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 211. New York: "Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books".
      • Leon E. Panetta,” 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography, vol. 18
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 277-278. "Jack Heraty and Associates".
      • San Antonio," Dictionary of American History Supplement, Part 2
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 186. New York: "Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books".
      • Austin
        Dictionary of American History Supplement
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 59. New York: "Charles Scribner's Sons Reference Books ".
      • Planning, Public Works and Politics: Dallas’s Trinity Riv er Reclamation Projec
        Planning the Twentieth - American City
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Sies, Mary Corbin, Silver, Christopher]. 187-212. Baltimore: "John Hopkins University Press ".
      • Responding to the Airplane: Urban Rivalry, Metropolitan Regionalism and Airport Development in Dallas, 1927-1965
        Technical Know ledge in America: Science, Technology, and Medicine Since the Early 1800
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Cravens, Hamilton, Marcus, AlanI, Katzman , DavidM]. 171-188. Tuscaloosa: "University of Alabama Press".
      • The Lost City: Discovering the Forgotten Virtues of Community in the Chicago of the 1950's
        [Ehrenhalt, Alan, Fairbanks, RobertB]. Michigan Historical Review. 22, 139-140. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/20173564
      • Ben Nighthorse Campbell
        20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World, Vol. 18
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 64-65. Palatine, Illinois: "Jack Heraty and Associates".

      1995
      • From Consensus to Controversy: The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in D allas
        Dallas Reconsidered: Essays in Local History
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 89-99. "Dallas: Three Forks Press".

      1994
      • The Metropolitan Frontier: Cities in the Modern West
        Great Plains Quarterly
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 75-76.

      1993
      • Cincinnati Blacks and the Irony of Low - Income Housing Reform
        Race and the City: Work, Community, Housing, and Protes t in Cincinnati 1820-1970
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Taylor, Jr. , HenryLouis]. 193-208. Urbana: "University of Illinois Press".

      1992
      • A Clash of Priorities: The Federal Government and Dallas Airport Development
        Urban Cities and Towns: Historical Perspectives
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Diskel, Joseph F]. 164-184. Pittsburg: "Duquesne University Press".
      • Ann Willis Richards," 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography, vol. 17
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 448-449, "Jack Heraty and Associates".
      • William H. Gray III," 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 17
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 233-235. Palatine, Illinois : "Jack Heraty and Associates".

      1990
      • Essays on Sunbelt Cities and Recent Urban America
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Underwood, Kathleen, ]. 176. College Station: "Texas A & M University Press".
      • Dallas in the 1940s: The Challenges and Opportunities of Defense Mobilizatio
        Urban Texas: Politics, Development and Race
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Miller , Char, Sanders, Heywood]. 141-153. College Station: "Texas A & M University Press".
      • Greenhills: Model for Metropolitan Development
        Queen City Heritage: The Journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Queen City Heritage: The Journal of the Cincinnati Historical Society. 3-14.
      • Planning a Municipal Airport: Dallas Love Field, 1940 - 62
        Proceedings of the Third National Conference on American Planning History
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Gerckens, LawrenceC]. 614-633. Hillard, Ohio .
      • The Good Government Machine: The Citizens' Charter Association and Dallas Politics, 1930-1960
        Essays on Sunbelt Cities and Recent Urban America
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Fairbanks, Robert B, Underwood, Kathleen ]. 125-150. College Station: "Texas A & M University Press".

      1989
      • From Consensus to Controversy: The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in Dalla
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. 37-43.

      1988
      • Making Better Citizens: Housing Reform and the Community Development Strategy
        Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial History Series
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 243. Urbana: "University of Illinois Press".

      1987
      • Metropolitan Planning and Downtown Redevelopment: The Cincinnati and Dallas Experiences 1940-1960
        Planning Perspectives
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Planning Perspectives: An International Journal of HIstory, Planning and the Environment. 2, 237-253. London, England: "Routledge". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02665438708725642
      • Patricia Roberts Harris" 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography , vol. 14
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 125-126. Palatine, Illinois: "Jack Heraty and Associates".
      • Robert C. Weaver , 20th Century Supplement: Encyclopedia of World Biography, Vol. 15
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 521-522. Palatine, Illinois: "Jack Heraty and Associates".
      • Jane Byrne," 20th Century Supplement Encyclopedia of World Biography, vol. 13
        20th Century Supplement Encyclopedia of World Biography, vol. 13
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 13, Palatine, Illinois: "Jack Heraty and Associates".

      1986
      • Housing and Community Development Act,” American Community Organization: A Historical Dictionary
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Melvin, PatriciaMooney]. 81-83. "Greenwood Press".
      • Housing Act of 1949,” American Community Organization: A Historical Dictionary
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Melvon, PatriciaMooney]. 77-79. Westport, CT: "Greenwood Press".
      • U.S. Office of Civilian Defense,” American Community Organization: A Historical Dictionary
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Melvin, Patricia Money]. 178-179. Westport, CT: "Greenwood Press".
      • Housing Act of 1954,” American Community Organization: A Historical Dictionary
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Melvin, PatriciaMooney]. 79-81. Westport, CT: "Greenwood Press".

      1985
      • Research Report: "Housing, Community and the Poor: Cincinnati's Low - Cost Housing Reform Experience, 1920 - 1950
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 28-30.

      1984
      • "The Martial Metropolis: Housing, Planning, and Race in Cincinnati, 1940-1955
        The Martial Metropolis: U.S. Cities in War and Peace
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Miller, Zane L, Roger]. 191-222. New York : "Praeger".
      • Creating a Community: Greenhills, the Federal Government and the Cincinnati Metropolitan Region, 1935-1954
        The City of Greenhills: Past/Present/Future
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 2-30. Greenhills, OH : "City of Greenhills".
      • The Family's Housing: The Historical Interrelationships
        Home and Family in the 1980's: Insights from Past, Present and Future
        [Fairbanks, RobertB, Jenkins, ThomasH]. 23-43. Cincinnati.

      1982
      • Contributor, with other compilers, "Current Bibliography of Urban History Urban History Yearbook 1982,
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Urban History Yearbook. 79-134.

      1981
      • Contributor, biographical sketches of five 19th century Cincinnati Mayors Biographical Dictionary of American Mayors, 1820 - 1980
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. 97-98, 180-181, 185-186, 251,260. Westport, CT: "Greenwood Press".

      1980
      • Housing the City: The Better Housing League and Cincinnati, 1916-1939
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Ohio History. LXXIX, 157-180.

      1978
      • Cincinnati and Greenhills: The Response to a Federal Community, 1935 - 193
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Cincinnati Historical Bulletin. XXXVI, 223-241. Cincinnati, Ohio: "Cincinnati Historical Society".

      1977
      • Ante - bellum Revivalism from an Urban Perspective: A Case Study of New York City in 1858
        [Fairbanks, RobertB]. Tiffany - Holtwick Journal of History (Greenville College). IV, 7-10.

Presentations

    •  2019
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""Planning the suburban City: Arlington , Texas and the Metroplex'", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Arlington, Maryland. ( , 2019).
    • September  2019
      Fairbanks, RobertB (Author & Presenter), ""Slums as a Problem, Not an Excuse: Urban Renewal in Growing Texas Towns"", National Endowment for the Humaniities, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. (September 27, 2019).
    • October  2018
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""From Suburb to City: The Emergence of Mesa, Arizona and Arlington, Texas as a New Type of City"", Urban HIstory Association, Columbia, South Carolina. (October 19, 2018).
    • July  2018
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Creating Cities in the Post World War II American Southwest: The Arlington , Texas, and Mesa, Arizona Experiences,” ", International Planning History Society, Yokohama, Japan. (July 17, 2018).
    • October  2017
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Post World War II Planning in Fort Worth: From the Power of the Expert to the Power of the People”", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Cleveland, Ohio. (October 28, 2017).
    • October  2016
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""Improving Black Housing in North Texas: A Different View of the Postwar Urban Renewal Program and Low-Cost Black,” ", Urban History Association, Chicago, Illinois. (October 14, 2016).
    • July  2016
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Planning a Better Downtown: Gruen and Halprin in Fort Worth, Texas,” ", International Planning History Society, Delft, Netherlands. (July 19, 2016).
    • October  2015
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""The Gruen Plan and the Defeat of Federal Urban Renewal in Fort Worth"", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Los Angeles, California. (October 14, 2015).
    • January  2015
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""The Great Divide: The Politics of Space and the First Trinity River Valley Controversy," ", Dallas Heritage Society, Dallas Historical Society, and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, Dallas. (January 31, 2015).
    • October  2014
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""Federal Urban Redevelopment in Texas Cities: A Complex Story"", Urban History Society, Philadelphia, PA. (October 11, 2014).
    • July  2014
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Fort Worth and the Gruen Plan: A Failed Marriage,” ", International Planning History Society, St. Augustine, Florida. (July 21, 2014).
    • October  2013
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“The Model Cities Program in the Southwest: Planning in an Era of Cultural Individualism,” ", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Toronto, Canada. (October 5, 2013).
    • October  2012
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "Accidental Cities? The Rise of Suburban Cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolis, 1945-1970,” ", Urban History Association, New York City, New York. (October 27, 2012).
    • July  2012
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“The Housing Act of 1954 and the War Against Slums in the Southwestern United States," ", International Planning History Society, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (July 16, 2012).
    • November  2011
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""How to Get Your Article Published"", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Baltimore, Maryland. (November 19, 2011).
    • November  2011
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "The State, the City, and Early Public Housing in the Southwest, 1937-1960", Society for City and Regional Planning History, Baltimore, Maryland. (November 19, 2011).
    • November  2011
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“The State, the City, and Early Public Housing in the Southwest,1937-1960” ", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Baltimore, Maryland. (November 19, 2011).
    • April  2011
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""Fort Worth and Its Hinterland: A Changing Relationship"", Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Fort Worth. (April 7, 2011).
    • April  2011
      Fairbanks, RobertB, " "Fort Worth and Its Hinterland: A Changing Relationship,"", Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, Fort Worth, Texas. (April 7, 2011).
    • October  2010
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""Urban Populism from the Right": The Dallas and Phoenix Revolt Against Slum Clearance and Public Housing and Urban Renewal", Urban History Association, Las Vegas, Nevado. (October 22, 2010).
    • July  2010
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "Planning the Suburban City in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex", International Planning History Society , Istanbul, Turkey. (July 13, 2010).
    • October  2009
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "World's Fairs and Urban Redevelopment in the Southwest: The Houston and San Antonio Experiences" ", Society for Amrican City and Regional Planning History, Oakland, California. (October 17, 2009).
    • November  2008
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "Public Housing In Texas: From Solution to Problem, 1937-1962," ", Urban History Association, Houston, TX. (November 6, 2008).
    • July  2008
      Fairbanks, RobertB, ""The Fight Against Slums in the Southwest, 1934-1954" ", International Planning History Society, Chicago, Illinois. (July 13, 2008).
    • October  2007
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Unintended Consequences: Texas Annexation Laws and the Rise of Suburban Cities,” ", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, Portland, Maine. (October 26, 2007).
    • November  2006
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Intra-Urban and Intergovernmental Cooperation in the Metroplex: Past, Present and Future.”", Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning , Fort Worth, TX. (November 10, 2006).
    • October  2006
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“The Failure of a “Successful” Public Housing Effort: The Phoenix Experience,” ", Urban Hisory Association, Tempe, Arizona. (October 20, 2006).
    • October  2005
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Making Suburbs and More: Planning in Arlington and Plano, Texas,” ", Society for American CIty and Regional Planning History, Coral Gables, Florida. (October 22, 2005).
    • October  2004
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Reconsidering the Housing Act of 1954: Urban Renewal in the Southwest,” ", Urban History Association, Milwaukee, WI. (October 8, 2004).
    • November  2003
      Fairbanks, RobertB, "“Frustrating the Planners: The Role of the State in Limiting City Planning in the Southwest”", Society for American City and Regional Planning History, St. Louis. (November 8, 2003).
    • September  2002
      Fairbanks, RobertB, " “Urban Renewal in the Southwest: A Different Sort of Failure,” ", Urban History Association, Pittsburgh. PA. (September 27, 2002).

Courses

      • HIST 3348-001 DFW METROPLEX
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        (Course Id: 105257)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 3300-003 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 1312-006 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 3300-005 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 1312-006 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 1312-008 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105257)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 5322-001 SEMINAR 20TH CENTURY US HIST
        (Course Id: 105212)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 5698-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 105245)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105257)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 5398-004 THESIS
        (Course Id: 105241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 1312-006 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 105259)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 1312-012 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 1312-003 U.S. HISTORY SINCE 1865
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2013
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 1312-012 HISTORY OF U.S.
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 1312-013 HISTORY OF U.S.
        (Course Id: 105002)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 5390-004 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 3300-005 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • GEOG 4350-002 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: History of Dallas-Ft. Worth Me | Course Id: 105278)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • HIST 5390-004 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 3300-003 INTRO TO HISTORICAL RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 105012)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 5304-001 REGIONAL / TOPICAL US HISTORY
        (Course Id: 105198)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • HIST 6190-004 DIRECTED STUDIES: PhD STUDENTS
        (Course Id: 110963)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2011
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 3362-001 CITIES &SUBURBS
        (Course Id: 105071)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 5395-004 NON-THESIS CAPSTONE
        (Course Id: 105240)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • HIST 3351-001 DFW METROPLEX
        (Course Id: 105060)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • HIST 5390-004 DIRECTED STUDIES FOR MASTERS
        (Course Id: 105237)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • May 2019 to  Oct 2019 Committee Member
      Architecture Promotion Committee
      I was asked to be an outside member of the promotion committee for Kathryn Hollidays' promotion case to full professor. I wrote a draft of the committee's findings and recommendation.

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2013 to  Dec 2019
      Editorial Review Board Member (London, England)
      Planning Perspectives: An International Journal of History, Planning and the Environment
      Read and referee submission to press and at annual meeting discuss the direction of the press and hear reports from the publisher and editor
    • Mar 2019 to  Nov 2019
      Committee MemberUSA)
      Society for City and Regional Planning History
      Member of a 3-person committee to select the winner of the the Laurence Gerckens Prize awarded to a scholar-teacher who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of planning history.
    • Aug 2019 to  Oct 2019
      Reviewer, Journal Article (Austin, Texas, USA)
      Texas State Historical Society
      I referred an article submitted to the Southwestern Historical Quarterly
    • 2018 to  2018
      Reviewer, Book
      Columbia University Press
    • 2018 to  2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas
    • 2017 to  2017
      Reviewer, Book
      Oxford University Press
    • 2016 to  2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Urban History
    • 2015 to  2015
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Planning Perspectives
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Planning History
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Policy History
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Urban HIstory
    • 2014 to  2014
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Southwestern Historical Quarterly
    • 2013 to  2013
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of American History
    • 2013 to  2013
      Reviewer, Book
      Temple University Press
    • 2013 to  2013
      Reviewer, Book
      University of Chicago Press
    • 1999 to  2012
      American Book Review Editor (London, England)
      Planning Perspectives: An International Journal of History, Planning and The Environment
      I secured book reviews for the journal covering all of the Americas
    • June 1999 to  Dec 2012
      Editor, Journal Editor (London , England)
      Planning Perspectives: An International Hournal of History, Planning and the Environment
      I was in charge of securing and sending out article submission in the Americas for this international journal. I made final decisions of what would be published.
    • 2007 to  2007
      Reviewer, Book
      University of Cincinnati Press
    • 1997 to  2000
      Editorial Review Board Member (London, England)
      Planning History Studies