I’m Kevin, a senior economist at one of the New York region’s big transportation agencies. I’m also a part-time student pursuing a Master’s in Urban Planning from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, with an emphasis on housing and economic development.
The policies we choose to pursue (and ignore) in our urban areas have big impacts for issues of justice, inclusion, and access to resources. Often, the questions are messier than our rhetoric lets us acknowledge. The solutions aren’t clear, and they’re never free of trade-offs. You’ll no doubt disagree with me at times as you read my blog, and I hope you’ll challenge me when I overlook or over simplify the challenges being faced in cities and the communities that make them up. I’m looking forward to having you join the conversation!