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Derick Anderson, MPA

PhD Student, Urban Planning and Policy

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:



412 South Peoria Street

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Derick Anderson is a PhD student in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research examines how community is developed, maintained, and destroyed in affordable and public housing developments in the USA and abroad. His research lies at the intersection of Community Development, Public Administration, and Urban Planning. Previously, Derick worked in housing counseling and managed community development programs for over a decade in Chicago.



BA, Geography - Northeastern Illinois University
MPA, Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs- DePaul University

Professional Memberships

American Planning Association

American Association of Geographers

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Urban Affairs Association