Dr. Michelle Zuñiga

Neighborhood change, Latinx communities, Community Planning, Environmental Justice
• Assistant Professor
McEniry 308

I am an urban and community planner whose research focuses on resident perspectives of neighborhood change occurring in areas undergoing increased investment towards sustainable urban development. I am most interested in learning how low-income communities and communities of color experience the benefits and disruptions of neighborhood change and their implications for environmental, social, and economic justice and equity in the planning process. I employ qualitative methods to elevate resident’s stories of neighborhood transformation that often shed light on the underlying tensions of race and class as communities historically divested, undergo increased investment.