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Andrea Craft

Visiting Lecturer, Urban Planning and Policy

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Building & Room:

CUPPA Hall 224


412 S. Peoria St

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Andrea Craft


Andrea studies economic development, government transparency, and community participation. Their research examines the potential for governmental transparency - through open data policies and community engagement - to advance equitable development and to build accountability to the public. Their work aims to critically interrogate the techniques of democratic participation and representation, particularly by uncovering the politics inherent in technology and its application to urban governance. They teach primarily in the Urban Data Visualization Lab, bringing a critical GIS pedagogy to urban planning data visualization and spatial analysis. Andrea holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois Chicago, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Kentucky, and a B.A. in Geography from DePaul University.