My research is concerned with how social and economic disadvantage and inequality are shaped by urban policy, planning, and geography. It focuses on questions about the production of diverse urban places, their politics, and regulation.
My research lies at the intersection of community development and equity planning. Recent research has focused on the following issues:
- Immigrant Placemaking and the Politics of Development
- Suburban Poverty and Politics of Equitable Development
- Access to Opportunity
- Story Mapping Neighborhood Change
- Equitable and Smart Cities and Regions
- Diversity and Equity in Planning Pedagogy
My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, Enterprise Community Partners, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, and various other local, state and federal agencies and foundations.