As a PhD Student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, I focus on public transit reform in Latin American cities. My Advisor is Dr. Daniel Rodríguez. My professional background is as a community organizer in Harlem, New York City. My research works to incorporate some of the insights of that field into the way planners interact with the people our systems serve, particularly in terms of effective communication and needs identification. I use a mixed methods approach to generate a holistic picture of how technical experts, policymakers, and residents understand the challenges their cities face.
For an article from Transportation Alternatives about my previous work as a community organizer, please click here.
I can be reached at gwenkash <at> email [dot] unc [dot] edu.