I am on sabbatical in 2015-16 as a U.S.-Italy Fulbright Scholar in the Department of Architecture at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre and Visiting Faculty in the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
I am an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado Denver. 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.
I served as Chair of the Department of Planning and Design from 2012-2015 and Director of the Master of Urban Design program from 2008-2015. I received my PhD in Planning and Public Policy from Rutgers University, an MSc in Development and Planning (Building and Urban Design) from the Bartlett School of Planning at University College London, and an AB in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.