The Catholic University of America


Julius S. Levine


A member of the faculty for 53 years (spring 2016), Professor Levine's teaching experience includes courses covering history, mixed use development, housing, the general plan, federal community assistance programs, and thesis.  These offerings intergrate pragmatic experiences related to planning, design, public policy, built-environment, and economic sectors influecing the status and outlook of our cities, metropolitan regions, and the nation-at-large.

In addition to teaching, Professor Levine has served as the chair of the School of Architecture and Planning Curriculum Committee and Student Life Committee.  He also has served on the school's Research and Budget committees. His past involvment as the university includes member of the Provost and Law School Dean selection committees, Strategic Planning, and Resource allocation committees, faculty representative on the 2012 Master Plan Selection Committee, and on the Steering Committee overseeing that effort.

At the community level he is President Emeritus of the Jewish Day School (with a current enrollment of 1100 students from K through 12), Capital Campus (a resident camp and retreat center for Greater Washington and Baltimore), JCAB (an agency collaborating programs for higher education spanning Virginia, Maryland and the Distric of Columbia), a past officer of the Jewish Federation of Washington, and a chair of its planning, budget, and Israel committees.

His role within the profession encompasses president and other constituent elements of the national Capital Area chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), past member of the APA Board of Governors, Fellow FAICP of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and past member of the Fellows selection committee.

Among his professional contributions has been planning and development of a new gateway (Mamillah) to Jerusalem's Old City, restoration of Washington's Union Sation, evaluating national residential needs for the President's Committee on Urban Housing, rejuvenation aging historic enclaves with new diverse activities (for the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation; Boston's Faneuil Hall; Georgetown's public Market), regeneration of areas adjoing transit station locations, assessing environmental impacts of planned major centers, and formulating growth options in conjunction with preserving natural features and resources. 

Since 2006 Professor Levine has directed a summer studio for seniors and graduate students focused on sacred space, urban design, and mulitcultural facilities and programs housed at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Jerusalem.

Based on "Their Decades of service" he was one of five faculty members commenting about "Teaching Life" in April 2012 in celebration of CUA's 125 year history.  Within the past four years he has convened a special lecture series in tribute to the late George T. Marcou, professor emeritus.  The inaugural address was given by Adele Naude Santos, Dean of the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, in October 2011.  Michael Arad, designer of the World Trade Center 9/11 Memorial, and the planners for the renewing New York's Time Square have since honored George and the University.

Julie's undergrad degree is from City College of New York; and his graduate dreee (Masters in City Planning) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.