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Faculty Advisory Committee

The JCHS Faculty Advisory Committee is appointed annually by the Dean of the Graduate School of Design and is chaired by the Center’s Managing Director. The purpose of the committee is to provide insight and guidance to the Joint Center and the Dean regarding the pursuit of the Center’s mission through its research, education, and outreach activities. The diversity of intellectual focus among the committee members is central to furthering the Joint Center’s role in fostering housing-related research and education across the University.

Sai Balakrishnan

Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sai Balakrishnan has worked as an urban planner in the United States, India, and the United Arab Emirates, as a consultant to the UN-HABITAT in Nairobi, Kenya, and has served as a Research Fellow at the Land Governance Laboratory (LGLab), a Cambridge-based not-for-profit organisation which studies and disseminates tools for inclusive land resource allocation in rapidly urbanising countries.

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Diane Davis

Charles Dyer Norton Professor of Regional Planning and Urbanism
Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Trained as a sociologist, Davis’s research interests include the relations between urbanization and national development, comparative urban governance, socio-spatial practice in conflict cities, and new territorial manifestations of sovereignty.

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Daniel D’Oca

Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Daniel D’Oca is an urban planner. He is Principal and co-founder of the New York City-based architecture, planning, and research firm Interboro Partners, and Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

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Gareth Doherty

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. His newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press.

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Jenny French

Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jenny French is a founding partner of French 2D, an architecture studio based in Boston, in 2008. The firm’s work addresses the intersection of architecture, storytelling, and society, examples of which can be found in many built and experimental projects. Recent and current projects include a 180-unit microhousing building in Boston, a Cohousing community in greater Boston, and large scale graphic work.

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Julie Boatright Wilson

Harry S. Kahn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy

Harvard Kennedy School

Julie Boatright Wilson is the Faculty co-Chair of two Harvard Kennedy School executive programs: Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (joint with Harvard Business School) and Leading Successful Social Programs: Using Evidence to Assess Effectiveness. Her teaching and research focuses on poverty policy, family policy, and child welfare and juvenile justice issues.

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Faculty Affiliates

 

Faculty from across the university who have either received funding from our Student Research Support Program (SRSP) or have other close ties to the Center (through the teaching of housing-related courses, etc.).

Gary Adamkiewicz

Assistant Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Esme Caramello

Faculty Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Clinical Professor of Law 
Harvard Law School

James Carras

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Lizabeth Cohen

Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Daniel D’Oca

Associate Professor in Practice of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Ann Forsyth

Ruth and Frank Stanton Professor of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

D. James Greiner

The Honorable S. William Green Professor of Public Law
Faculty Director, Access to Justice Lab
Harvard Law School

K. Michael Hays

Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Jennifer L. Hochschild

Henry LaBarre Jayne Professor of Government
Professor of African and African American Studies
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Andrew Holder

Associate Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Michael Hooper

Associate Professor of Urban Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Grace La

Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Lisa McGirr

Professor of History
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Rahul Mehrotra

Professor of Urban Design and Planning
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Peter Rowe

Raymond Garbe Professor of Architecture and Urban Design
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Robert J. Sampson

Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Holly Samuelson

Assistant Professor of Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mario L. Small

Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University

Susan Nigra Snyder

Lecturer in Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Abby Spinak

Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design
Harvard Graduate School of Design

James Stockard

Lecturer in Housing Studies
Harvard Graduate School of Design

George Thomas

Lecturer in Architecture
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Bing Wang

Associate Professor in Practice of Real Estate and the Built Environment
Harvard Graduate School of Design

Mary C. Waters

John L. Loeb Professor of Sociology and PVK Professor of Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University