Episode #8 – Deborah McKoy, Center for Cities + Schools
January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2022
Deborah L. McKoy is the Executive Director and Founder of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Cities and Schools at the Institute of Urban and Regional Development. She is a lecturer in the Department of City and Regional Planning and the Graduate School of Education. Her research and teaching focuses on the intersection of educational reform, urban & metropolitan planning, community development and public policy. Central to her work is the critical role young people play in urban and metropolitan change and transformation.
For nearly two decades, Deborah’s work has bridged the worlds of research, policy and practice, including a wide range of professional experiences: Consultant to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Chief of Economic Development at the NYC Housing Authority; Director of Refugee Services for CAMBA, a NYC nonprofit organization; and Consultant to the United Nation’s Education For All initiative. Deborah has published numerous articles and reports for academic and peer reviewed journals and her work and teaching has won a range of awards including the University of California Berkeley Chancellor’s Award three times.
Twitter: @CitiesSchools / @YPLANBerkeley