Jonathan Tarleton : About & Contact
I’m a city planner, researcher, writer, and oral historian currently living in Somerville, Mass. You can usually find me at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, where I'm completing a master's degree focused on US housing policy. Back when, I served as the chief researcher and a contributor for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, an investigation of the city through maps and essays published in October 2016 from UC Press and editors Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro.
Until recently I edited Urban Omnibus, a magazine of the Architectural League covering planning, policy, architecture, art, and activism in New York City. While there, I also edited As Seen On [ ], a book collecting the winners of the annual Omnibus writing competition.
I am currently at work on research exploring 1. public housing authorities' use of criminal convictions in tenant screening; 2. decision-making, governance, and long-term affordability in limited equity housing cooperatives; and 3. contemporary and historical uses of eminent domain in large-scale municipal clearance and redevelopment. To hear more, get in touch.