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Cityscape Advisory Board


The Advisory Board of Cityscape



Peter DreierDolores Acevedo-Garcia
Brandeis University

Dolores Acevedo-Garcia is Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy, and Director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Her research focuses on the social determinants (e.g. residential segregation, immigrant adaptation) of racial/ethnic health disparities; and the role of social policies (e.g. housing policies, immigrant policies) in reducing those disparities.

She is Project Director for, an indicator project on racial/ethnic equity in U.S. metropolitan areas, and for, a comprehensive database of indicators on child wellbeing and opportunity by race/ethnicity across multiple sectors (e.g., education, health, neighborhoods) and geographies. also incorporates systematic reviews and indicators of policies that may help improve the lives of vulnerable children and promote child equity. The diversitydata projects are supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Dr. Acevedo-Garcia is also a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Housing and Families with Children.

Her professional activities include invited presentations at the HUD/MacArthur Foundation “How Housing Matters” Conference (2011, 2012), and at the White House conference on the Future of Rental Housing Policy (2010). She served on two national expert panels convened by the Centers for Disease Control (Housing and Health, and Social Determinants of Health). She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior and of the journal Social Problems. She also serves on the advisory boards for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, and the National Coalition on School Diversity. She has served on the board of directors for the Fair Housing Center for Greater Boston, and the Committee on the Analysis on Impediments to Fair Housing (Boston Office for Civil Rights). She received her B.A. in public administration from El Colegio de Mexico (Mexico City), and her MPA-URP and Ph.D. in Public Policy with a concentration in Demography from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.





Ira Goldstein, Ph.D.Ira Goldstein
The Reinvestment Fund

Ira Goldstein, Ph.D., is the President of Policy Solutions at The Reinvestment Fund (TRF), a results-oriented, socially responsible community investment group. Dr. Goldstein has conducted detailed spatial and statistical analyses in many cities and regions across the US. Those studies are used by local government to craft policy responses and allocate scarce resources based on local conditions. He also has conducted studies of mortgage foreclosures and abusive lending practices. His work supported civil rights and consumer protection cases brought by federal, state and local governments.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Goldstein has been a Lecturer for the University of Pennsylvania’s Urban Studies program. He instructs undergraduates and graduate students in research methods, statistics, and research approaches to understanding the changing role and impact of public policy in American cities.

Prior to joining TRF, Dr. Goldstein was the mid-Atlantic Director of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board’s Consumer Advisory Council and a current member of the Research Advisory Board of the Center for Responsible Lending, Governor of Pennsylvania's Housing Advisory Committee, HOPE LoanPort, Board and Board of the SHARE Food Program.






Richard K. GreenRichard K. Green
University of Southern California

Richard K. Green, Ph.D., is the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is a Professor at the USC Price School of Policy, Planning, and Development and the Marshall School of Business.

Prior to joining the USC faculty, Dr. Green spent four years as the Oliver T. Carr, Jr., Chair of Real Estate Finance at The George Washington University School of Business. He was Director of the Center for Washington Area Studies and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Studies at that institution. Dr. Green also taught real estate finance and economics courses for 12 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was Wangard Faculty Scholar and Chair of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics. He also has been principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. More recently, he was a visiting professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and he continues to retain an affiliation with Wharton. He is or has been involved with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the Conference of Business Economists, the Center for Urban Land Economics Research, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Dr. Green also is a Weimer Fellow at the Homer Hoyt Institute, and a member of the faculty of the Selden Institute for Advanced Studies in Real Estate. He was recently President of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association.

Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned his A.B. in economics from Harvard University.
His research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth. He is a member of two academic journal editorial boards, and a reviewer for several others. His work is published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Regional Science, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Land Economics, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Real Estate Economics, Housing Policy Debate, Journal of Housing Economics, and Urban Studies. His book with Stephen Malpezzi, A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy, is used at universities throughout the country. His work has been cited or he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and the Economist, as well as other outlets. He recently gave a presentation at the 31st annual Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economic Symposium, where his work was cited by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. The National Association of REALTORS, the Ford Foundation, and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy have funded grants to support some of Dr. Green’s research. He consults for the World Bank.

In 1995, Dr. Green was honored as "Teacher of the Year" by the University of Wisconsin Graduate Business Association, and soon thereafter was inducted into that University’s Teaching Academy.





Mark JosephMark Joseph
Case Western Reserve University

Mark Joseph is an Associate Professor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Director of the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities. He received his Ph.D. from the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His general research interests are urban poverty and comprehensive community development. His current research focuses on mixed-income development as a strategy for addressing urban poverty, with particular attention to transforming public housing developments. He has conducted and supported research and evaluation of mixed-income developments in Akron, Chicago, and San Francisco and in the first five Choice Neighborhood Initiative sites. In addition to Cityscape, he serves on the editorial boards of Housing Policy Debate and Housing Studies.





Matthew E. KahnMatthew E. Kahn
University of California, Los Angeles

Matthew E. Kahn is a Professor at the UCLA Institute of the Environment, the Department of Economics, the Department of Public Policy, the Anderson School of Management and the UCLA Law School. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at IZA. He also serves as a Non-Resident Scholar at the NYU Stern School of Business at the Urbanization Project and as a Non-Resident Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Urban Research. Before joining the UCLA faculty in January 2007, he taught at Columbia and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at Harvard and Stanford and as the Low Tuck Kwong Distinguished Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He is the author of Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment (Brookings Institution Press 2006) and the co-author of Heroes and Cowards: The Social Face of War (Princeton University Press 2009). In September 2010, Basic Books published his book titled Climatopolis. In July 2013, he published his book titled: Fundamentals of Environmental Economics: Solving Urban Pollution Problems. Professor Kahn’s research focuses on environmental, urban, real estate and energy economics.

Professor Kahn serves as the Director of Research for the UCLA Anderson School's Ziman Real Estate Center.





C. Theodore KoebelC. Theodore Koebel
Virginia Tech

C. Theodore Koebel, Ph.D., is Professor of Urban Planning and Building Construction, and Senior Associate of the Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech. As the Center’s director from 1990 to 2005, he helped establish it as a leader among university research programs on housing and the built environment. He has subsequently served as the Center’s director for research development and served as the program chair of Urban Affairs and Planning from 2005 to 2010. Prior to 1990, he was the Associate Director for Research at the University of Louisville’s Urban Research Institute.

His research has focused on affordable housing, innovation in housing, urban redevelopment, and regional sustainability planning for housing. He has served as an editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs and an associate editor of Housing Policy Debate, as well as an editorial board member of the Journal of American Planning Association. He served as Board Chair of New Directions, Inc., in Louisville, KY and Community Housing Partners, Inc., one of the largest nonprofit housing corporations serving the southeastern US.

Dr. Koebel received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Masters in Community Planning from University of Cincinnati, and his undergraduate degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati.




Jens LudwigJens Ludwig
University of Chicago

Jens Ludwig is the McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law and Public Policy at the University of Chicago, Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and Co-Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Lab. He is an economist by training. He has been involved for nearly 20 years in the study of HUD's Moving to Opportunity (MTO) residential mobility experiment, including serving as the project director for the long-term follow-up of MTO families. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals across a range of different disciplines, including Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Journal of Sociology, American Journal of Public Health, and Criminology. In 2006 he received the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management's David Kershaw Prize for contributions to public policy by age 40, and in 2012 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science.





Mary PattilloMary Pattillo
Northwestern University

Mary Pattillo is the Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and African American Studies and a Faculty Affiliate at the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University. She was a predoctoral Javits and Truman Scholar, and has won awards, grants, and fellowships from the Ford, Fulbright-Hays, George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard, Spencer Foundation, and MacArthur Foundations. She is the author of two award-winning books – Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril among the Black Middle Class (University of Chicago Press, 1999) and Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City (University of Chicago Press, 2007) – which focus on class stratification, public housing, crime, urban planning, community organizing, and youth culture in African American neighborhoods in Chicago. She is co-editor of Imprisoning America: The Social Effects of Mass Incarceration (Russell Sage, 2004). She has published articles in American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Affordable Housing Research, and other journals. She is a member of the MacArthur Foundation Network on Housing and Families with Children. Pattillo holds an MA and PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University.





Carolina ReidCarolina Reid
University of California

Carolina Reid is an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Carolina specializes in housing and community development, with a specific focus on access to credit, homeownership, and wealth inequality. She has most recently published research on the impact of the foreclosure crisis on low-income and minority communities, the role of the Community Reinvestment Act during the subprime crisis, the importance of anti-predatory lending laws for consumer protection, and the role of loan modifications and mortgage servicing on loan cure rates. Her current research focuses on the implementation and impact of the Community Reinvestment Act on low-income families and communities. Before joining the faculty at UC Berkeley, Carolina worked at the Center for Responsible Lending, where she undertook policy analyses on how provisions in Dodd-Frank could affect future access to credit for lower-income and minority households. Before that, Carolina served as the Research Manager for the Community Development Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for six years. At the SF Fed, Carolina published numerous journal and policy articles on topics related to housing and community development, and helped to build the capacity of local stakeholders — including banks, nonprofits, and local governments — to undertake community development activities, especially in the areas of affordable housing, early childcare education, asset building, and neighborhood revitalization. Carolina has also held positions with the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., where she worked on urban environmental issues and the environmental impacts on health; and the Environmental Health and Social Policy Center in Seattle, where she contributed to the evaluation of Jobs-Plus, a welfare-to-work demonstration targeted to residents living in public housing developments. Carolina serves on the Research Advisory Council for the Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center, and is a faculty associate with the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics. She holds degrees from the University of Washington, Seattle (M.A. and Ph.D. in Human Geography), and Stanford University (B.A.).





Patrick SharkeyPatrick Sharkey
New York University

Patrick Sharkey is an Associate Professor of Sociology at New York University, with an affiliation at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service. Sharkey’s research focuses on stratification and mobility, with a specialized interest in the role that neighborhoods and cities play in generating and maintaining inequality across multiple dimensions. His first book, titled Stuck in Place: Urban Neighborhoods and the End of Progress toward Racial Equality, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2013. As of July 2014, the book had been selected as the winner of the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in Sociology and Social Work, the Mirra Komarovsky Book Award from the Eastern Sociological Society, and the Otis Dudley Duncan Book Award from the Population Section of the American Sociological Association. Sharkey’s current research focuses on the effects of violence on children’s cognitive functioning and academic achievement, and on how the national decline of violent crime has affected American cities.