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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, community development, and zoning. 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 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 The Atlantic Cities and Slate.

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 Affairs from Sciences Po Paris, and a BA in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University. 

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