My research looks at how planners, designers, and citizens can help create urban environments that are more just and inclusive. I am particularly interested in the relationship between social equity and the built environment, and my recent work examines the impact of anti-terror security measures on civil liberties, the challenges confronting planners in shrinking cities, and the development of policy frameworks for marijuana facilities.
In 2015-16 I was a Fulbright Scholar at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre and a Visiting Professor at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. I served as Chair of the Department of Planning and Design from 2012-15 and Director of the Master of Urban Design program from 2008-15. I received my PhD in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University, an MSc in Development and Planning from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, and an AB in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.