Join us for the launch of our Academic Speaker Series, a lecture and conversation with Dr. Karen Chapple '89GS at University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Chapple, who holds a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia, will delve into insights of housing in the Bay Area based on the Urban Displacement Project, a research portal examining patterns of residential, commercial, and industrial displacement, as well as policy and planning solutions.
Dr. Karen Chapple is a professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley with a focus on housing, community and economic development, as well as regional planning.
She has most recently published on job creation on industrial land (in Economic Development Quarterly) and accessory dwelling units as a smart growth policy (in the Journal of Urbanism). Putting her research into practice, she has built an accessory dwelling unit on her property and discusses it in this video. Her book, Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development Displacement, was published by Routledge in 2014.