Research Background and Goals
I am a masters student planning to complete my degree in Spring 2016. My primary academic interests are focused on economic development and planning policies pertaining to the transition from postwar and late-twentieth-century suburbia to walkable urbanism. My current research project (with my adviser Dr. Carolyn Adams) is an analysis of New York City area rail suburbs, comparing observed home values at various levels of walkability between 2000 and 2010. I work part time at the Tyler School of Art as a Media Output Consultant (large format and 3D printing). My wife and I aren’t “native Philadelphians” but have quickly grown to love the city, the people, and the Eagles.
- Urban economic development
- Revitalization of downtown in “Rust Belt” (and other post-industrial) small cities
- Needed policy changes to accompany future transitions from suburban to urban city form
Bachelor of Science in Geography, emphasis in Urban & Regional Planning
Brigham Young University - Provo, UT (2008-14)