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Penn IUR is affiliated with more than 200 experts in the field of urbanism. Its Faculty Fellows program identifies faculty at the University of Pennsylvania with a demonstrated interest in urban research; the Penn IUR Scholars program identifies urban scholars outside of Penn; and the Penn IUR Fellows program identifies expert urban practitioners. Together, these programs foster a community of scholars and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Penn IUR Scholar

Frank S. Alexander

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Sam Nunn Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law

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    About

    Frank Alexander is the Sam Nunn Professor of Law at the Emory University School of Law. His areas of expertise include property, real estate sales and finance, state and local government law, law and theology, federal housing policies, and homelessness. Alexander is the Director of the Project on Affordable Housing and Community Development, and Co-founder and Senior Advisor of the Center for Community Progress.  Alexander served as a Fellow of The Carter Center of Emory University (1993-1996), Commissioner of the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (1994-1998), Interim Dean of Emory School of Law (2005-2006), and as Visiting Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University (2007). He also has testified before Congress concerning the mortgage foreclosure crisis (2008). He is the author or editor of eight books and more than forty articles in real estate finance, community development, and law and theology.

     

    Selected Publications

    Alexander, Frank. 2013-2014. Georgia Real Estate Finance and Foreclosure Law (8th ed). Thomson Reuters.

    Alexander, Frank. 2011. Land Banks and Land Banking. Center for Community Progress.

    Alexander, Frank and Leslie A. Powell. 2011. Neighborhood Stabilization Strategies for Vacant and Abandoned Properties. Zoning & Planning Law Report, 34 (September).

    Alexander, Frank. 2009. Neighborhood Stabilization & Land Banking. Communities & Banking, 20(3). Boston: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

    Alexander, Frank. 2008. Land Banking As Metropolitan Policy. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution.

     

    Fellow

    Stuart Andreason

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    Senior Community and Economic Development Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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      About

      Stuart Andreason is senior community and economic development adviser, specializing in human capital and workforce development, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. His major fields of study are workforce and human capital development policy and economic development policy, with a specialization in labor market and socioeconomic conditions in metropolitan areas. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Andreason was a research associate at the Penn Institute for Urban Research at the University of Pennsylvania (PennIUR). There, he helped develop a set of indicators of livable and sustainable communities for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funded by the Ford Foundation. He was a predoctoral fellow of the Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences at Penn and a Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C. Lowell Harriss dissertation fellow. Previously, he led two nonprofit organizations focused on economic revitalization in small towns in central Virginia and worked as a research associate for the Pew Partnership for Civic Change. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in urban and environmental planning from the University of Virginia and a PhD in city and regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania.

      Selected Publications

      Andreason, Stuart and Laura Wolf-Powers. 2012. “Aligning Secondary and Post-Secondary Credentialization with Economic Development Strategy or ‘If Low Educational Attainment = Poor Metropolitan Competitiveness, What Can be Done About It.” In Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America, Laura W. Perna, ed. University of Pennsylvania Press.

      Lynch, Amy, Stuart Andreason, Theodore Eisenman, John Robinson, Kenneth Steif, and Eugenie L. Birch. Sustainable Urban Development Indicators for the United States. Penn Institute for Urban Research. September 2011

      Birch, Eugenie, Amy Lynch, Stuart Andreason, Theodore Eisenman, John Robinson, and Kenneth Steif. Measuring U.S. Sustainable Urban Development. Penn Institute for Urban Research. September 2011.

      Morse, Suzanne, Stuart Andreason, Tom Cross, and Joanne Tu. Southern Virginia: Building Competitive Advantage. Civic Change Incorporated. 2010.

      Andreason, Stuart. May 2014. Dissertation: “Will Talent Attraction and Retention Improve Metropolitan Labor Markets? The Labor Market Impact of Increased Educational Attainment in U.S. Metropolitan Regions 1990-2010.”  University of Pennsylvania.  

      Affiliated PhD Student

      Cameron Anglum

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      Doctoral Candidate in Education Policy, University of Pennsylvania

      School/Department

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        About

        Cameron Anglum is a Ph.D. candidate in Education Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. He pursues an interdisciplinary line of research in economics of education, school finance, and urban public policy focused particularly on policy effects experienced by disadvantaged students and the communities that serve them. In particular, Cameron uses quasi-experimental methods of analysis to examine how American governments at the local, state, and federal levels invest in inputs to K-12 public education, the largest public expenditure at the state and local levels. His prior work has examined equity and adequacy considerations in school finance reforms, technology integration in urban schools, and reforms to school discipline policies. His dissertation research examines school district debt issuance, credit constraints, and their relationships with school capital investments, investments which have been shown to improve a range of important public policy outcomes. Previously, Cameron earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.S.Ed. in Education Policy both from the University of Pennsylvania.

        Penn IUR Scholar

        Qin Bo

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        Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Urban Planning and Management, Renmin University of China

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          About

          Dr. QIN Bo holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the Department of Architecture in Wuhan University, a Master of Science from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in Peking University, and a Ph.D. degree in urban studies from the National University of Singapore. He joined the Department of Urban Planning and Management at Renmin University of China in 2008 and now serves as Associate Professor and Deputy Head. His research interests include urban spatial restructuring in Chinese cities, coordinated urban-rural planning and management, and urban sustainable development in China. He is the author/co-author of four books, e.g., The Location-choice of Firms and Urban Spatial Restructuring (2012), Low Carbon Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development (2014). He has also published numerous articles in both the international renowned journals such as JAPA, Urban Studies, and Chinese top journals in urban planning. He serves as reviewer for several leading academic journals and for the National Science Foundation of China. In his academic career Dr. QIN has taught courses in architecture and regional planning and has supervised several postgraduate students studying topics ranging from low carbon urban form to peri-urban development in Chinese cities.

           

          Selected Publications

          Han, S.S. & Qin, B. (2014) Low-carbon Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development: The Research on Households Carbon Emission in Beijing. Beijing: Renmin University Press.

          Qin, B. (2012) Location-choice of Firms and Urban Spatial Restructuring: A Case Study in Shanghai. Beijing: China Architecture and Building Press.

          Qin, B. and An, G.P. (2009) The application of Digital Management System in the Suburban. Beijing: Renmin University Press.

          Ye Y, LeGates R, and Qin B (2013) Coordinated Urban-rural Development Planning in China: The Chengdu Model. Journal of American Planning Association, 79(2): 125-137.

          Qin B and Han S S (2013) Emerging polycentricity in Beijing: evidence from housing price variations, 2001-05. Urban Studies 50(10): 2006-2023.

           

          Faculty Fellow

          William Burke-White

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          Richard Perry Professor, Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, Perry World House

          School/Department

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            About

            William Burke-White is Richard Perry Professor and Professor of Law at Penn Law and Inaugural Director of Perry World House. An expert on international law and global governance, Burke-White served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with a focus on international criminal and international economic law. His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests. In 2008 he received the A. Leo Levin Award and in 2007 the Robert A. Gorman award for Excellence in Teaching.

             

            Selected Publications

            Burke-White, William. 2015. “Power Shifts in International Law: Structural Realignment and Substantive Pluralism.” Harvard International Law Journal 56(1): 1-79.
            Burke-White, William. 2014. “Crimea and the International Legal Order,” 56 Survival 65 (2014).
            Burke-White, William. 2011. “The Adoption of the Responsibility to Protect.” In The Responsibility to Protect the Promise of Stopping Mass Atrocities in our Time. edited by Jared Genser and Irwin Cotler. Oxford.
            Burke-White, William and Andreas von Staden. 2010. “Private Litigation in a Public Law Sphere: The Standard of Review in Investor State Arbitration.” 35 Yale International Law Journal 283.
            Burke-White, William. 2010. “Reframing Positive Complementarity: Reflections on the First Decade and Insights from the US Federal Criminal Justice System.” In The International Criminal Court and Complementarity: From Theory to Practice. Cambridge University Press.

             

            Penn IUR Scholar

            Anthony P. Carnevale

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            Director and Research Professor, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

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              About

              Anthony P. Carnevale is Director and Research Professor at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, and an internationally renowned authority and scholar on education, training and employment. Earlier in his career, Carnevale founded and became President of the Institute for Workplace Learning, where he remained for ten years. Carnevale also was Director of Human Resource and Employment Studies at the Committee for Economic Development where he was appointed by President Clinton to Chair the National Commission on Employment Policy. Carnevale co-authored the principal affidavit in Rodriguez v. San Antonio, a national Supreme Court action to reform unequal tax burdens and education benefits. This historic case resulted in significant fiscal reforms in a wide variety of important states, and remains prevalent to this day.

               

              Selected Publications

              Carnevale, Anthony P., Nicole Smith, and Jeff Strohl. 2012. Postsecondary Education and Economic Opportunity. In Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Jobs in Metropolitan America, 93-120. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

              Carnevale, Anthony P. and Susan Carol Stone. 1995. The American Mosaic: An In-Depth Report on the Future of Diversity at Work. New York: McGraw-Hill.

              Carnevale, Anthony P. and Leila J. Gainer and Ann S. Meltzer. 1990 (1st ed). Workplace Basics: The Essential Skills Employers Want. Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

              Carnevale, Anthony P. 1991 (1st ed). America and New Economy: How New Competitive Standards are Radically Changing American Workplaces. Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series. New York: Wiley.

               

              Visiting Scholar

              José Caléia Castro

              About

              José Caléia Castro is a Ph.D. Candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Vale do Paraiba, São Paulo, Brazil, and a visiting scholar at the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania. An architect and urbanist, Caléia's research interests are related to informal urbanization processes and planning policies in the countries of the Global South. He employs a mixed methodology to analyze hybridization strategies from the combination of formal/informal transport systems as a new theoretical/methodological approach to the planning and restructuring of urban spaces of informal cities. From 1998 to 2006, he worked with the United Nations (UNICEF, WFP) in Angola. In Brazil, he worked as an architect and a construction coordinator in several offices, as assistant professor, and as assistant researcher at the Research Institute of the University do Vale do Paraiba. He earned his M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Vale do Paraiba.

              Selected Publications

              Castro, José Caléia; Reschilian, Paulo Romano; Zanetti, Valéria. Candongueiros and urban “disorder” in Luanda: an analysis of the social representation of informal transport. urbe, Rev. Bras. Gest. Urbana [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.1.

              Castro, José Caléia, Reschilian, Paulo. Territorial planning of Africa globalized cities: The informality interference in the metropolization process of Luanda city. WPSC, 2016.

              Castro, José Caléia; Neto, Pedro Ribeiro. The war as a factor of induction to urbanization: Internal conflicts and structuring of the regional space in Angola. XVI Enanpur, 2015 (Port.).

              Emerging Scholar

              Ben Chrisinger

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              Pos-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Stanford University

              About

              Ben Chrisinger is a postdoctoral research fellow with Stanford University’s School of Medicine.  He is committed to research that helps explain relationships between the built environment and health, especially health disparities.  His dissertation research examined efforts to open new supermarkets in underserved areas (“food deserts”) by considering development processes, store-level outcomes, and community and customer experiences. With his former advisor, Dr. Amy Hillier, Ben is helping analyze interactions between the food environment and healthy purchasing within the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and has also written about the role of SNAP in community development.

              Ben completed his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.  He is a former fellow with the Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Graduate Research Fellow with the National Science Foundation.  He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.  

               

              Selected Publications

              Chrisinger, B. (2015). Reconsidering the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as Community Development. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47(3): 273-277. DOI:10.1016/j.jneb.2014.10.005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25467214.

              Chrisinger, B. Changing food stamp distribution to attract new grocers. The Baltimore Sun. 22 July 2015. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-food-desert-20150722-story.html

              Brinkley, C., Chrisinger, B., and A. Hillier (2013). Tradition of Healthy Food Access in Low-Income Neighborhoods: Price and Variety of Curbside Produce Vending Compared to Conventional Retailers. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 4(1):155-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.5304/jafscd.2013.041.011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274600/.

              Chrisinger, B. “Food Stamps and Place: New Cuts Could Dry Up Food Desert Improvements.” Planetizen. December 2013. http://www.planetizen.com/node/66580

              Chrisinger, B., & S. Golden (forthcoming). Urban Agriculture & Health: What Is Known, What Is Possible. In, Morales, A., and Dawson, J. (Eds.) Cities of Farmers: Problems, Possibilities, and Processes of Producing Food in Cities. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. (forthcoming).

              Chrisinger, B. “Planner on Wheels: Perspectives on Affordable Housing in America, by Bicycle.” American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine. November 2012. https://www.planning.org/planning/2012/nov/planneronwheels.htm

               

              Fellow

              Joan Clos

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              Former Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat)

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                About

                Joan Clos served as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) at the level of Undersecretary-General by the United Nations General Assembly from 2010 until 2018. Clos is a medical doctor with a distinguished career in public service and diplomacy. He was twice elected Mayor of Barcelona, serving two terms during the years 1997-2006. He was Minister of Industry, Tourism and Trade of Spain between 2006 and 2008. Prior to joining the United Nations, he served as Spanish ambassador to Turkey and Azerbaijan. He has also been a member of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Chairman of the UN Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), President for the World Association of Cities and Local Authorities, and President of Metropolis. He has received a number of awards, which include a gold medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1999 for transforming Barcelona and, in 2002 the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award for encouraging global cooperation between local authorities and the United Nations.

                Faculty Fellow

                Dennis Culhane

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                Professor and Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy

                Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

                Director of Research, National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans

                About

                Dennis Culhane is Professor and Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy, Co-Principal Investigator of Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy, and Director of Research at the National Center on Homelessness among Veterans. His primary area of research is homelessness and assisted housing policy. His research has contributed to efforts to address the housing and support needs of people experiencing housing emergencies and long-term homelessness. Culhane’s recent research includes studies of vulnerable youth and young adults, including those transitioning from foster care, juvenile justice, and residential treatment services. 

                 

                Selected Publications

                Culhane, Dennis P. 2016. “The Potential of Linked Administrative Data for Advancing Homelessness Research and Policy.” European Journal of Homelessness 10(3): 109-126. 

                Culhane, Dennis, Megan Henry, Rian Watt, Lily Rosenthal, Azim Shivji, et al. 2016. “The 2016 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress: Part 1, Point in Time Estimates.”

                Pleace, N. and D.P. Culhane. 2016. Better than Cure: Testing the Case for Enhancing Prevention of Single Homelessness in England. London: Crisis.

                Cameron, Parsell, Maree Petersen, and Dennis P. Culhane. 2016. “Cost Offsets of Supportive Housing: Evidence for Social Work.” British Journal of Social Work 2016: 1-20.

                Fantuzzo, John and Dennis P. Culhane. 2015. Actionable Intelligence: Using Integrated Data Systems to Achieve a More Effective, Efficient, and Ethical Government. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

                 

                Penn IUR Scholar

                Janet Currie

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                Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

                Director of the Center for Health and Well Being, Princeton University

                Areas of Interest

                  About

                  Janet Currie is the Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and the Director of Princeton’s Center for Health and Well Being. She also directs the Program on Families and Children at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists.  She was elected Vice President of the American Economics Association in 2010, and will be President of the Society of Labor Economists in 2014. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of children. She has written about early intervention programs, programs to expand health insurance and improve health care, public housing, and food and nutrition programs. Her current research focuses on socioeconomic differences in child health, and on environmental threats to children’s health.

                  Selected Publications

                  Currie, Janet, and Erdal Tekin. 2015. “Is There a Link Between Foreclosure and Health? American Economic Journals: Economic Policy.”

                  Currie, Janet, and Joshua Graff-Zivin, Jamie Mullen, and Matthew Neidell. 2014. “What Do We Know About Short and Long Term Effects of Early Life Exposure to Pollution? Annual Review of Resource Economics. 

                  Currie, Janet and Robert Khan, ed. 2012. The Future of Children. Children With Disabilities, 22(1). Washington DC: Princeton-Brookings.

                  Currie, Janet and Reed Walker. 2011. Traffic Congestion and Infant Health. American Economic Journal-Applied Economics, 65-90.

                  Currie, Janet M. 2006. The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation’s Poor Children and Families. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

                  Fellow

                  Andrew Davidson

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                  President, Andrew Davidson & Co.

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                    About

                    Andrew Davidson is a financial innovator and leader in the development of financial research and analytics. He has worked extensively on mortgage-backed securities product development, valuation and hedging. He is president of Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc., a New York firm specializing in the application of analytical tools to investment management, which he founded in 1992. Andrew was instrumental in the creation of the Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae risk-sharing transactions: STACR and CAS. These transactions allow Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae to attract private capital to bear credit risk, even as they remain in government conservatorship. Andrew is also active in other dimensions of GSE reform and has testified before the Senate Banking Committee on multiple occasions. Andrew also helped establish the Structured Finance Industry Group and served on the Executive Committee at its inception. He received an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago and a BA in Mathematics and Physics at Harvard.

                     

                     

                    Selected Publications

                    Mortgage Valuation Models: Embedded Options, Risk, and Uncertainty with Alexander Levin, June 2014, Oxford University Press.

                    Securitization: Structuring and Investment Analysis with Anthony Sanders, Lan-Ling Wolff and Anne Ching, Sep 2003, Wiley.

                    Mortgage-Backed Securities: Investment Analysis and Advanced Valuation Techniques with Michael Herskovitz, Dec 1993, Probus.

                     

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