Jenna Dublin-Boc is a full-time visiting faculty member at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She studies the relationships between neighborhood land use
activism, inequality, and race in US cities. Her current research examines how
community-based organizations of underrepresented groups in New York City
and Los Angeles are using the regulations and participatory venues of city
zoning and historic preservation to influence local land use decision-making in
the context of gentrification and diminishing housing affordability.
Jenna was a 2021-2022 Pratt Institute School of Architecture Fellow. Through
the fellowship, she currently assists the East New York Community Land Trust in
developing a stormwater infrastructure plan responsive to the ecological context,
local knowledge, and the ongoing environmental injustices experienced by the
community. She has also worked in various professional capacities, including as
a Research Consultant with the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Research and Policy Lab on the topics of gentrification and displacement in
historically African American neighborhoods and as an International Council on
Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) IEP participant where she contributed to the
planning of heritage-sensitive infrastructure and building rehabilitation in
Jenna recently received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University.
She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union and dual Master’s
degrees in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from the University of
Maryland. At UP, Jenna will teach the Joint HP/UP Advanced Studio,
Thesis/Capstone, Urban Planning Studio, and a new elective on Neighborhood
Land Use Activism.