University at Albany, SUNY
Department of Geography and Planning
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
Ph: (518) 591-8561
Fax: (518) 442-4742
My research and teaching are motivated by my own experiences as a practitioner working for community-based nonprofit housing and community economic development organizations. I continue to value the hard work of such groups by collaborating regularly with a variety of community partners to improve the climate for local neighborhood planning and revitalization. This includes:
Attending regular neighborhood planning meetings
Introducing my students to real neighborhoods and passionate practitioners through tours, fieldwork, and speakers
Focusing student coursework on projects of relevance to community partners (see Course-Based Projects under Teaching)
Producing scholarly research on the programming, advocacy, and accomplishments of the community development industry.
Affordable Housing Partnership
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
Albany Community Land Trust
United Tenants of Albany
Arbor Hill Development Corporation
South End Improvement Corporation
Grand Street Community Arts
Local neighborhood associations
University at Albany, SUNY 2012 Community Engagement Award, Master’s in Regional Planning Program’s Work in Arbor Hill, Sheridan Hollow, and the South End, Albany, NY.
Press coverage on Fall 2010 Studio project as catalyst in redevelopment of Sheridan Hollow neighborhood.