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Charles G. Warnken

Charles Warnken


Florida State University
PhD, Urban and Regional Planning

University of Louisville
Master of Public Administration

University of Wyoming
BS, Political Science




Charles G. Warnken teaches courses in housing and community development, economic development, land use planning/law, and currently directs RCPL’s graduate studio program.  Charles received his Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Florida State University (2003), holds an MPA degree from the University of Louisville (1996) and a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Wyoming (1992).  He is currently engaged in action-oriented research creating a feasibility study to identify development opportunities for a number of brownfield sites located in Oklahoma City’s inner-city neighborhoods.  Charles has recently partnered with the City of Oklahoma City and the US EPA to create a state-wide training program for planners, municipal officials and real estate professionals interested in the process of brownfield redevelopment.

Professional Credentials

Member, ACSP Institutional Governance Committee. (March 2013- Present).

Featured Contracts, Grants, and Sponsored Research

Warnken, C. G. (Principal Investigator), Boeck, D. L. (Co-Principal Investigator), Strevett, K. (Co-Principal Investigator), Nairn, R. (Co-Principal Investigator), “BMP Demonstration Neighborhood in the Little River Watershed,” Sponsored by State of Oklahoma, Conservation Commission, State. (June 1, 2009-December 31, 2015).

Warnken, C. G., “Co-host the annual ACSP Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Underrepresented Students of Color,” Sponsored by Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), $7,500.00. (October 2014).

Classes taught at OU

ECON 5173, Urban and Regional Analysis
GEOG 4003, Global City & Planning Issues
GEOG 5003, The Global City/Plan Issues
PDC 6003, History/Phil-Plan/Design/Const
PDC 6023, Advanced Research Methods
PDC 6980, Research Doctoral Dissertation
RCPL 4003, Global City & Planning Issues
RCPL 5003, Global City & Planning Issues
RCPL 5173, Urban and Regional Analysis
RCPL 5203, Urban Land Use Controls
RCPL 5522, Comp RCPL: Report & Implement
RCPL 5523, Comp RCPL: Research & Plan
RCPL 5525, Comprehensive RCPL Project
RCPL 5960, Directed Readings
RCPL 5980, Research for Master’s Thesis
RCPL 5990, Special Studies
RCPL 6520, Field Studies