Derick Anderson, MPA
PhD Student, Urban Planning and Policy
Building & Room:
412 South Peoria Street
My research is focused on the solutions that activists, residents, planners, and governments are developing to address the ongoing global housing crisis and how these efforts are influenced by and influence racial, gendered, and (post)colonial geographies, and how they result in tangible policies and built environments.
Currently, my dissertation research focuses on the development and operation of public housing in Canada and the US and how publicly funded housing can play a crucial role in solving the housing affordability crisis facing cities globally despite its legacy of broken promises. I work under the supervision of Dr. April Jackson.
This research is focused on how the governance of national housing programs is experienced on the local level and how residents are impacted. This research is focused on relocation and displacement in public housing renewal and exploring alternative housing tenure types including cooperative housing, land trusts, and indigenous housing arrangements.
BA, Geography - Northeastern Illinois University
MPA, Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs - DePaul University
Licensures and Certifications
Certificate in the Foundations of College Instruction - UIC Graduate College
American Planning Association
American Association of Geographers
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Urban Affairs Association