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David López-García

Urban Planning and Policy


Dr. David López-García will be joining the Department of Urban Planning and Policy this Fall. Prior to joining UIC he was Visiting Lecturer in the Urban Studies Department at Queens College-CUNY and Visiting Research Scholar in the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) at The New School. He received his PhD in Public and Urban Policy from The New School. Broadly speaking, his research spans urban accessibility, urban structure, commuting inequalities, and policy mobilities.

His work seeks to better understand how the misalignment of policies from seemingly distinct policy domains –such as transport, housing, and economic development policies– can produce intraurban inequalities. David’s book, a result of his doctoral dissertation, titled “Worker mobility and urban policy in Latin America: Policy interactions and urban outcomes in Mexico City” is in print with Routledge and forthcoming in October 2022. His postdoctoral research project examines inequalities of accessibility to jobs mediated by race and socioeconomic characteristics in cities across the United States and selected cities in the Global South.