Guest Speaker: Vincent Reina

Assistant Professor

Vincent Reina is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and the faculty director of the Housing Initiative at Penn.  His research focuses on urban economics, low-income housing policy, household mobility, neighborhood change, and community and economic development. Mr. Reina's work has been published in various academic journals, such as Urban Studies, the Journal of the American Planning Association, Housing Policy Debate, and Journal of Housing Economics. In 2017 he helped the city of Philadelphia develop its framework and strategy for preserving its stock of existing subsidized housing, in 2018 worked with city of Philadelphia to write its first citywide housing plan, and in 2019 assisted stakeholders in Cincinnati develop a housing strategy. He was given the award for Best Dissertation in Public Policy and Management by the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM), was selected for the APPAM 40 for 40 fellowship and was the 2019 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning “Rising Scholar.” Mr. Reina was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 2018-2020, and a 2018 Lincoln Institute for Land Policy Scholar. Mr. Reina was previously a Fellow at the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University (NYU), a Research Associate at the Lusk Center for Real Estate at the University of Southern California (USC), a Coro Fellow, and worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He holds a PhD in public policy and management from USC, an MBA with a concentration in economics and real estate finance from NYU's Stern School of Business, an MSc in comparative social policy from the University of Oxford, and a bachelor's degree in urban studies from Cornell University. 

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