Research

Here are links to selected current and past research projects, produced in collaboration with my students:

Drowning in Disinvestment: Addressing inequities in Houston’s Stormwater Infrastructure. Spring 2021. This work was done by students in my 2020-21 Practicum course.

Revitalization Strategies: Policies and Processes for Transformation in the St. John Neighborhood. Fall 2020. Report commissioned by the City of Austin to develop scenarios for the former Home Depot site in the St. Johns neighborhood, building on the community conversations convened by Councilmember Casar’s office in partnership with community leaders.

The Uprooted Project (includes links to the Uprooted report on Austin and interactive maps). This project was funded by the City of Austin. The project team included UT Law Clinical Professor Heather Way, UT CRP Professor Jake Wegmann and CRP graduate students Amelia Adams, Alice Woods, Ben Martin, Nicholas Armstrong and Tatum Trout. 2018-2019.

Creating Inclusive Corridors: Austin’s Airport Boulevard. 2012. Winner Kent S. Butler student project award, Central Texas chapter of the American Planning Association. This work was done by students in my Affordable Housing course.

East Riverside Corridor Housing Preservation Study. This work was done by M. Ng, C. Grant, R. Donoso, and S. Eaton in my Spring 2007 Affordable Housing course.

The Corridor Housing Preservation Tool. You can find more about the use of this tool here.

Coming Home: The benefits of housing choice for low-wage commuters in Austin, Texas. 2014. Co-author Cliff Kaplan. This paper reports the results of a survey of low-income workers employed in central Austin and commuting at least 10 miles to work about the factors that shaped their decision to live where they do and their views of living closer to work.

From Neighborhood to Community: Evidence on the Social Effects of Community Development. Co-authors Xavier deSouza Briggs and Mercer L. Sullivan. 1997. New School for Social Research.

Great reports by individual CRP graduate students:

Ben Martin. Code Enforcement Activity and Impact in Austin Texas’ Gentrifying Neighborhoods. MSCRP Professional Report. 2018. Executive Summary.

Megan Randall. Redefining Revitalization: An Analysis of Community Revitalization in Texas’ Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. 2015. Report produced as part of an independent study course.