David Luberoff is Deputy Director of the Joint Center. A member of the Center’s senior management team, he is responsible for external relations, institutional advancement, and educational outreach. He is also a Lecturer on Sociology at Harvard University, where he developed and co-teaches an undergraduate General Education course on “Reinventing (and Reimagining) Boston: The Changing American City.”
Before joining the Center in 2016, he was Senior Project Advisor to the Boston Area Research Initiative at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a Visiting Professor of Practice at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. He has also been Executive Director of Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); Associate Director of HKS’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government; and editor of The Tab, which was greater Boston’s largest group of weekly newspapers. He is the co-author (with Alan Altshuler) of Mega-Projects: The Changing Politics of Urban Public Investment (Brooking Institution Press), which was named 2003’s best book on urban politics by the American Political Science Association’s urban section. He also was Governing magazine’s columnist on infrastructure from 1995 to 2001 and he is the author of several journal articles and HKS teaching cases on the politics of transportation and land use policies. He received an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government and a BA in History from Wesleyan University.