Jonathan Tarleton : About & Contact
I’m a city planner, researcher, writer, and oral historian currently living in Boston, Mass. I focus on using housing policy to improve access to opportunity for marginalized communities and am currently serving as the director of a mobility counseling pilot program, Expanding Choice in Housing Opportunities (ECHO), at the Boston Housing Authority. I'm also engaged in research on 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.
Beyond this work as a housing practitioner and researcher, I’m a writer and editor. My past roles include chief researcher and 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, and editor of Urban Omnibus, a magazine of the Architectural League covering planning, policy, architecture, art, and activism in New York City. To hear more, get in touch.