Research Supervision


Duerksen, Mark. In Progress. "A Hold on the City: Housing, Landscape History and Human Security in Lagos, Nigeria: 1880-1980." PhD Dissertation, Harvard University.

Potvin, Marianne. In Progress. "Humanitarian Urbanism: Cities, Technology and the Hybrid Practices of Humanitarian Planners." PhD Dissertation, Harvard University.

Beattie Vallespir, Nicole. 2018. "Design Responsibility and Human Health: An Analysis of Sunlight in Chilean Public Housing." DDes Dissertation, Harvard University.

Brookins, Devanne. 2018.  "Reform from Above, Reinterpretation from Below: State Making and Institutional Change in Ghana." PhD Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Milos, Christina. 2016. "Anticipating the Spatial Impacts of Oil Sands Production on Livelihoods and Infrastructure in Ondo State, Nigeria." PhD Dissertation, University of Hannover, Germany.



Lopez, Deni. In Progress. "Post-Earthquake Debris Clearance in Mexico." MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Eisenberg, Ross. In Progress. "Culture and Urban Development." MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Brady, Colleen. 2018. "Redefining the State-Society Interface: Learning from Ghana's Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development." MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Newman, Charles. 2018. "Wall, Pipe, Dream: Proposed Infrastructure Solutions to Land Degradation in the African Sahel." MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Jean-Francois, Jessica. 2017. "Setting the Scene for Inclusive Growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Lessons from Montserrat for Pro-Poor Economic Diversification." MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Pym, Martha. 2015. "Universal Standards in Post-Disaster Urban Contexts: A Case Study of Sphere Standard Application in Haiti." MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Refuerzo, Frank. 2015. "Thinking Outside the Balikbayan Box: Diasporas as Investment Channels for Public-Oriented Projects in the Philippines." MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Deutsch, Owen. 2015. "Institutional Strategies for Upholding Affordable Housing Agreements: New York City as a Case Study." MUP Thesis, Harvard University

Arrasate, Maria. 2015. “Post-Disaster Recovery: The Connection Between Housing and Community Participation in the Reconstruction of Dichato, Chile.” MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Anderson, Raven. 2014. “Too Many Plans: A Study of Rapid Urbanization and its Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Cummings, Jason. 2013. “Confronting the Favela Chic: Gentrification of Informal Settlements in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Khan, Salmaan. 2013. “Open Data as Urban Innovation: Patterns of Adoption Across U.S. Cities.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Eduful, Alexander. 2013. “Urbanization, Resources and Development: A Study of Oil Exploitation and Urban Change in Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana.” MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Ergen, Erdem. 2013. “Rescaling Development Policy for Climate Resilience: A Case Study of Burkina Faso, in the Sahel Region.” MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Francon, Sabrina. 2013. “A Micro-Ecology of Knowledge: A Case Study of Emerging Participatory Design Practices in Paris.” MDes Thesis, Harvard University.

Khullar, Sneha. 2013. “Mapping Urban Food Supply: A Case Study of Delhi’s Mobile Vendors.” MDes Thesis, Harvard University

Hornig, Nick. 2012. “Renegotiating Infrastructure: Lessons from Community-Led Planning in the South Bronx, New York.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Lee, Pamela. 2012. “The Future of Housing Finance: A Public Proposition.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Yurkofsky, Jessica. 2012. “Exploring Dispersed Community: A Case Study Looking at the LGBT Senior Population.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Ouyang, Zhourui. 2012. “Minimal Infrastructure Development as a Strategy for Slum Development in Mumbai, India.” MArch Thesis, Harvard University.

Tang, Catherine. 2012. “Urban Restructuring of Metropolitan Detroit.” MAUD Thesis, Harvard University. 

Balug, Kate. 2011. “Place-Based Collective Identity and Art: An Experiment in Dorchester.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Beranger, Alix. 2011. “Neighborhood Understandings: A Study of Communities and Perceptions of Place in Somerville, Massachusetts.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.

Biyani, Shradha. 2011. “Urban Food Systems: An Analysis of Food Access in Millennial Delhi.” MUP Thesis, Harvard University.



Lucken, Emma. 2014. “Implementing Bicycle Infrastructure in Contested Environments: A Comparative Analysis of Copenhagen, Rotterdam and Boston.” BA Thesis, Harvard University