Bio and CV
Jeremy Stone is founder and director of Recovery and Relief Services, a niche consultancy providing economic recovery and disaster planning services. Sample clients include Greater New Orleans, Inc., 'Namgis First Nation, US Economic Development Administration, City of Vancouver, etc. Disaster recoveries include Hurricane Harvey (2017), Marathassa Oil Spill (2015), 2013 Colorado floods, BP Oil Spill (2010), etc.
Previously Jeremy managed a $20MM grant and loan program following Hurricane Katrina, and designed economic recovery programs with several organizations after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Jeremy has worked throughout the coast of British Columbia with Ecotrust Canada, where he provided business and economic development planning for First Nation governments. His other areas of experience include commercial fishing economies, microfinance, and urban economic development. Jeremy is a former Peace Corps volunteer (Mongolia), and received his MPA in International Economic Development from New York University. He received his BA in Anthropology from Reed College where he studied 'cargo cults' and the role of religion in economic modernization in Papua New Guinea.
Gurstein, P., Kloepper, K., Edelson, N., Stone, J. (Forthcoming). “Beyond The Downtown Eastside: A Regional Perspective On Affordability, Displacement, And Social Justice” in Reclaiming Vancouver. Vancouver: UBC Press
Waldman, S., Yumagulova, L., Mackwani, Z., Benson, C., Stone, J., (2018). “Citizen volunteers in Canada: From emergence to networked governance”. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management.
Stone, J. (2016). “Economic Resilience and Economic Development: Reflections on Breaking Down Silos in Planning”. HazNet, Magazine of the Canadian Risks and Hazards Network. 8(2). Pg. 74-77.
Stone, J., Yumagulova, L. (2015) “Local Government Impacts of Oil Spills: A study of potential costs for the City of Vancouver”. Evidence presented to the Canadian National Energy Board in the matter of the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
Chang, S.E., Stone, J., Demes, K. and Piscitelli, M., (2014). “Consequences of oil spills: a review and framework for informing planning”. Ecology and Society, 19(2), p.26
Nishigori, T., Stone, J. (2005) “Microfinance Plays Strong Role in Mongolia's Poverty Reduction Strategy. Microfinance Matters, Issue 16.
Teaching and Research Areas
My current research is focused on recovery justice following Hurricane Katrina, specifically looking at the role of recovery planning in exacerbating gentrification in African-American neighborhoods. Using a participatory action approach, I am working with organizations in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana to understand how gentrification is unfolding in the neighborhood, and propose interventions to slow displacement or create better bond between new entrants and traditional residents. We have conducted interviews and focus groups with 80 local residents, gentrifiers, and non-profit/municipal leaders. In addition to the academic research, I have supported community partners in producing a video of interviews with local residents, and then used that to encourage voting for anti-displacement candidates in the 2017 municipal election. In 2018 we are producing a local policy study on gentrification to submit to the incoming City Council, and will (hopefully) use the video to organize "restorative listening" sessions between longtime residents and new entrants.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship - 2014
Killam Doctoral Scholarship - 2014
Public Scholar Initiative - 2016
2010 - Present - Executive Director - Recovery and Relief Services;
2008 - 2012 - Economic Development Project Manager - Ecotrust Canada;
2005 - 2008 - Senior Financial Services Officer - Seedco Financial;
2004 - 2005 - Microfinance Advisor - United Nations Development Programme;
2002 - 2003 - Community Economic Development Advisor - US Peace Corps (Mongolia);
2001 - 2002 - Business Program Manager - Latino Economic Development Corporation;
1999 - 2001 - Business Development Consultant - MarchFirst Consulting.
PLAN 331 - The Just City in a Divided World - Spring 2018
PLAN 425 - Urban Planning Issues and Concepts - Fall 2014
PLAN 548B - Gentrification and the Consequences of Development - Fall 2017