Mixité de Façade: How historically disinvested neighborhoods negotiate inclusionary zoning in Paris and New York

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“What they’re all fighting for is more power in the process, more ability to actually influence and help decide what the future land use and all the stuff that comes with that is gonna be”.
East Harlem community representative (2017)

 Successfully defended in June 2021.

Academic Commons dissertation abstract here

Dissertation Committee:

  • Lance Freeman, Professor in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

  • Elliott Sclar, Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning at Columbia University GSAPP & Director of the Earth Institute's CSUD (Center for Sustainable Urban Development)

  • Ester R. Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science & Director of the Urban and Social Policy Program at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs

  • Malo A. Hutson, Associate Professor in Urban Planning at Columbia GSAPP and Director of the school’s Urban Community and Health Equity Lab, incoming Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia

  • Van C. Tran, Associate Professor in the Sociology department at The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Research support:

I would like to thank Columbia GSAPP and the Fulbright Foundation for the financial support and awards that allowed me to conduct this research. This dissertation was supported by the following grants and awards: the Fund II Foundation Award, the Arthur King Peters Memorial Travel Grant, the Juliet Flynt Marillonet Memorial Fellowship, the Columbia Alliance Program Grant, a Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale ATER fellowship, and the Lincoln Institute International Comparative Analyses on Land Policy Grant.