Urban Planning


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Added 08/11/21 | Location: Texas | Subjects:

Francisco Sánchez is the deputy emergency management coordinator and liaison to the County Judge for the Harris County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Harris County, Texas, the nation’s third-largest county. He’s an expert in disaster preparedness, public safety, emergency-alert technology and homeland security.

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Added 05/20/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects:

Tracy Hadden Loh is a fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research focuses on commercial real estate and placemaking — how local assets affect the prospects and resilience of the people and enterprises that call a place home.

Added 04/20/21 | Location: Oregon | Subjects: ,

Idowu “Jola” Ajibade is an assistant professor of geography at Portland State University. She uses an environmental justice and political ecology lens to study the intersection of climate adaptation, urban sustainability and societal transformation.

Added 08/03/20 | Location: Nevada | Subjects: , ,

Jayce Farmer is an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy and Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s an expert in public finance and state and local government administration and can provide insight on how the coronavirus has devastated state and local government budgets.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: California | Subjects: , ,

Victor Pineda is a senior research fellow and visiting scholar at the Haas Institute of the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise lies in the areas of disability rights, urban planning and human rights. Pineda is the president of World Enabled, a nonprofit organization that promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities.

Updated 04/12/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Tracey Ross is director of federal policy and narrative change at PolicyLink. She also serves as a delegate to the U.S.-Japan Leadership program, which fosters connections between leaders in both countries.

Updated 02/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: , , ,

Anita Chandra is the vice president and director of RAND Social and Economic Well-Being and a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Previously, she was the director of the Justice, Infrastructure and Environment program at the RAND Corporation.

Updated 04/16/21 | Location: Washington, D.C. | Subjects: ,

Robert Puentes is the president and CEO of the Eno Center for Transportation, a nonpartisan think tank that aims to improve transportation and promote policy innovation. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. Puentes is an expert on transportation and infrastructure, urban planning and smart cities.

Updated 04/19/21 | Location: California | Subjects: ,

Mariana Ibañez is an associate professor and the chair of the UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and  the co-founder and principal of the architectural studio Ibañez Kim. Her research is in the disciplinary core of architecture and its growing periphery, with a focus on the relationship between technology, culture and the environment.

Updated 01/18/21 | Location: Washington | Subjects: , ,

Vince Wang is a research manager at Grounded Solutions, a housing nonprofit. His research focuses on evaluating affordable housing policies and programs, the geography of inequality, and residential mobility.

Updated 04/13/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: , ,

Zhan Guo is an associate professor of urban planning and transportation policy at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Guo studies travel behavior and looks for ways to influence decision-making to produce better social outcomes such as reduced congestion and carbon emissions.

Updated 04/15/21 | Location: New York | Subjects: ,

Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and implementation of numerous economic development projects, technology and green-infrastructure projects, and job training and placement systems.