My research looks at how planners, designers, and citizens can help create more socially and environmentally just places. I am particularly interested in the relationship between social equity and the built environment, and my recent work examines issues of disaster justice, transportation equity, and the phenomenon of “green gentrification.”
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.