PhD candidate Katie Nelson published in Journal of Urban Affairs

Katharine Nelson, PhD candidate in planning and public policy, published an article “Choosing neighborhood schools: Why Philadelphia’s middle-class parents choose neighborhood elementary schools,” in the May issue of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

At the Bloustein School, she specializes in community and economic development and geographic information systems, with particular interests in housing, segregation, and education reform. She previously worked at the Reinvestment Fund, a Philadelphia-based community development financial institution, where she helped to build a free web-based data and mapping application called PolicyMap.