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Brady Collins

After several years as a policy advocate in the housing and labor movement in Los Angeles, Brady Collins focuses his teaching and research on community and economic development, civic engagement, ethnic enclaves, urban governance, and social capital. More generally, his research lies at the intersection of the spatial, sociocultural, and political aspects of urbanism, and seeks to forge new relationships between the built environment and local politics. In addition to Southern California, he has studied neighborhoods in Barcelona, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • UCLA-National Science Foundation Professional Development Award, 2017
  • Town Planning Review, Best Paper Award, Vol. 87, AMOUNT, 2016

Selected Publications:



B.A. & MA, Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles



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