Leads Career Development and Industry Outreach for the MREDD program. Provides students with the resources to identify and pursue opportunities that align their personal strengths and career interests with market opportunities. Engages members in the real estate community across market segments and functions to better understand and anticipate their current and future workforce needs.
Paul D. Curcio is an accomplished urban designer, educator, and consultant with more than 30 years of success in urban systems, transportation, and real estate development. His professional pursuits have focused on Universities, Fortune 100 companies, government agencies, and businesses that enable transformative civic impact.
As an award-winning urban planner and designer, he has held land development and urban design leadership positions with the City of San Diego, the State of Oregon, Disney Development Company, and MBT Associates. He’s managed centers and executive education for the UCLA Anderson School, the UCLA School of Public Affairs, and the Urban Innovations Group. He currently serves on the LA METRO Office of Extraordinary Innovation advisory board, where he helps transform legacy value delivery systems to enable digital age value propositions.
He currently teaches in the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley for the MDP program’s Interactive Seminar orienting first-year graduate students to the field of development practice. For the past eight years, he has lectured at UCSD in the Urban Studies and Real Estate and Development programs as an instructor for upper-division courses in Urbanization, Resilience and Sustainability, and Public Transportation. His teaching in executive education includes lecturing on Creativity, Innovation, and Organization at the UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy and at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.
Paul has a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School, a Master of Architecture with a concentration in Urban Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois. Paul is a Licensed Architect in California.