Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy
Ph.D. University of Southern California
212D Social Ecology I
Urban Planning and Public Policy
Urban Design, Sustainable Design and Development, Urban Built Form, Spatial and Social Inequality, Affordable Housing, Public Participation and Urban Design, Land Use Regulations, Non-behavioral Issues in Urban Design
Summary of Research Interests:
My scholarship is in the interdisciplinary field of urban design, which focuses on the integration of physical attributes, social concerns, and environmental problems. My research draws from the fields of urban planning, architecture, and public policy to respond to one fundamental question: How might the planning and design of the built environment contribute to making a sustainable city that is livable, walkable, efficient, and equitable? I study the diffusion of innovations in urban design, its impact on urban and suburban form, and its implications for public policy. In particular, my research focuses on non-behavioral issues in urban design. My research is supported by grants and fellowships from the Haynes Foundation, Los Angeles, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).