In the Pipeline

 

While working on honing my public-private real estate development toolkit, my interests have allowed me to take a deeper look at the connections between city planning, real estate development, and public health; more specifically looking at how city planning efforts can help lessen the disparities of infant and maternal mortality in Philadelphia. Take a look at my unpublished op-ed here

 

Public Speaking Engagements

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Hindsight Conference 2018

The American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee and their partners selected me to present at the Hindsight 2018: A Conference on Urban Planning Through an Equity Lens. My talk was entitled, “City Planning, Race, and Reproduction.” It focused on how city planners can help harness the strengths of Black reproductive history in order to combat maternal mortality in the Black community.


Published Work 

High and Low: Realigning Housing Incentives to Promote Equitable Development

Dealing with Gentrification: A Toolkit for Equitable Development

Comparative Gentrification Policy: Displacement, Housing Instability, & Homelessness

This report is critical analysis of Philadelphia's ten-year tax abatement for the purpose of providing a foundation for new policy initiatives that will stimulate addition investment and development in Philadelphia's downtown and neighborhoods while stabilizing and expanding the cities affordable housing base. 

This semester long-studio focused on the relationship between gentrification and homelessness in five US cities - Denver, Las Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle.  Our final products were a website aimed at community groups and neighborhood activists (dealingwithgentrification.org) and a working paper aimed at policy makers.

This paper proposes two policy responses that appeal to both lay advocates and policymakers: a programmatic toolkit that municipalities may employ in order to harness neighborhood change to create sustainably mixed-income neighborhoods, and an overhaul of federal policy that transforms the nation’s conception of fair housing and equitable development.

Camden: An Equity Agenda

Memories of the Future

Penn Abroad

Year-in-Review

2017

Camden: An Equity Agenda is an equity plan for Camden, NJ and served as the final product of a city planning studio at the University of Pennsylvania in Spring 2017.

Memories of the Future is a mobile cinema project that functions as a location based portrait of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.

This publication served as the annual report for the 2016-2017 academic calendar for the Penn Abroad office at the University of Pennsylvania.