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Valerie E. Stahl, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of City Planning
School of Public Affairs, San Diego State University 

I am an Assistant Professor of City Planning at San Diego State University. My mixed-methods research focuses on three key areas of urban policy and planning: affordable housing, zoning, and public participation. My scholarship is concerned with how to facilitate inclusive plans and policies for vulnerable and historically excluded residents of large U.S. cities. 


My work has appeared in Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER), in a volume I co-edited for Routledge, and Metropolitics, as well as in popular media, including ABC News, The Atlantic Cities, Slate, and Tablet.

Previously, I was an Assistant Curator at the Center for Architecture, and have also worked at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Institute for Policy Integrity at NYU School of Law. I hold a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from a Columbia University, a master's in Urban Policy from Sciences Po Paris, and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis and Romance Languages from New York University. 

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