Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple (economic insecurity)
Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning
University of California, Berkeley
Executive Director of the Center for Community Innovation, Institute of Urban and Regional Development
Website: Community Innovation
Website: UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design

Karen Chapple Chapple specializes in local economic development, metropolitan planning, and poverty, and has published recently on workforce development in information technology, regional workforce development collaboratives, the relationship between job growth and housing price appreciation, and regional fair share housing programs. She has recently completed research projects on housing and transportation cost tradeoffs (for the Center on Housing Policy) and stable mixed-income neighborhoods (for HUD). She serves as co-editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research and is on the board of Economic Development Quarterly. Chapple is currently writing a book about community innovation, or how nonprofit organizations embedded in the regional economy are able to organize and innovate solutions to poverty. She holds the Theodore Bo Lee and Doris Shoong Lee Chair in Environmental Design.