Jake Cummings comes to Strategic Economics with a background in management science consulting, where he developed market response and price optimization solutions for the digital media, transportation, and tourism industries. Within the realm of urban planning, he focuses on housing policy and the impacts of regional planning on neighborhoods in transition.
His recent work includes a feasibility study for a collection of mixed use developments in the Portola District of San Francisco and modeling home-buying behavior for ZipRealty, Inc. He has also studied mega-event development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and its impact on low-income neighborhoods in transition. He was interviewed for O Globo, Rio’s daily newspaper, for his work, which was also published as a chapter in the book Global Gentrifications: Uneven Development and Displacement (Policy Press).
Jake holds a Master in Urban Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.
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