Tufts University


   Rachel G. Bratt
         Professor, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning





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Rachel G. Bratt received a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Studies from MIT and a B.A. from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She has been on the Tufts faculty since 1976; from 1995-2001 and from 2004-2007 she served as chair of the department.

Rachel G. BrattProfessor Brattís research is focused on housing and community development, particularly the needs of low-income households and the role of nonprofit community-based organizations. She is the author of Rebuilding a Low-Income Housing Policy and a co-editor of two books: Critical Perspectives on Housing and A Right to Housing: Foundation for a New Social Agenda.  

Professor Bratt is currently on the editorial board of Housing Studies and the Journal of Planning Literature and she is a member of the board of directors of the Citizensí Housing and Planning Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Bostonís Community Development Research Advisory Council. She has been an active participant on various boards in her hometown (Wayland, MA) and worked as a professional planner in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Her most recent academic work includes an analysis of the initiatives in five states, including Massachusetts, to overcome local exclusionary zoning; studies on homeownership in the United States, with a special focus on the mortgage crisis; an exploration into how community-based housing organizations are attempting to meet the "Quadruple Bottom Line;" and a (co-authored) critique of the Arnstein Ladder of Citizen Participation.

Rachel G. Bratt
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Telephone: 617-627-3394
Fax: 617-627-3377
Email: rachel.bratt@tufts.edu

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