Bio and CV
I was born and raised in the U.S. and have been a visitor on Coast Salish territory since 2017. My previous work focused on environmental and food justice and I am grateful to have worked on participatory projects in Utah, New York, and Guatemala. I also completed a Fulbright grant in Mauritius facilitating community-based mapping around climate change, and a Jane Jacobs Fellowship in Toronto designing and installing an agricultural green roof.
My current research and activism are focused on housing and homelessness policy, highlighting the complexities of emergency shelter in the global north. Emergency shelters are often framed and discussed in terms of emergency services and crisis, but must also be understood in the context of colonization, racial capitalism, and in relation to global housing issues and deepening housing unaffordability. By thinking about the current housing “crisis” as rooted in these histories of land, race, and power, my work draws out the slower, more subtle forms of violence embedded in housing and homelessness policy.
Displaced: Rents and the rate of change in the Downtown Eastside. June 2019. Carnegie Community Action Project Housing Report. Fiona York, King-Mong Chan, Lama Mugabo, Elli Taylor, with Don Walchuk, Sean Cao, Lauren Brown, Wendee Lang, Jorge Rodriguez.
L’Elevation du Niveau de la Mer, C’est aussi à Maurice. 2015. Kozé.
Pedestrian and Transit Oriented Design, Reid Ewing, Keith Bartholomew, with Lauren Brown, Colin Quinn Hurst and Dan Burden. 2013. Urban Land Institute.
Mobilizing Your Community for Emergency Evacuation: Vulnerable Populations Planning Workbook, with John Renne, and Thomas Sanchez. 2012. FTA Technical Report.
Book Review for Cities and Gender, with Caitlin Cahill. 2011. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, Volume 18(2), 302
Climate Change Impacts and Responses in the Southeastern United States. 2011. In Resilient Coastal City Regions: Planning for Climate Change in the United States and Australia, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA.
Prediction of Transportation Outcomes for LEED-ND Pilot Projects, with Reid Ewing and Colin Quinn-Hurst. 2011. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
International Doctoral Fellowship 2017 - 2022
2019- 2020 H. Peter Oberlander Scholarship in Community and Regional Planning