Servon, Lisa J.


Lisa J.  Servon
Ph.D City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
Professor of Urban Policy, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

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Areas of Expertise:
Urban Poverty; Community Development; Economic Development; Gender Issues.
Lisa Servon’s teaching and research focuses on urban poverty, community development, economic development, and gender issues. She is an associate professor and associate director at The New School’s Community Development Research Center. Servon was most recently assistant professor at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Professor Servon's books include Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor (Brookings Institution Press, 1999) and Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002).
Courses Taught:
  • Laboratory in Issue Analysis
  • Policy Analysis
  • Readings in Community Development
  • Urban Poverty Theory and Policy
  • Community Development Studio
  • Gender, Planning, and Public Policy
  • Development and Theory of Urban Planning
  • Urban Economic Development
  • Public Financial Management
Recent Publications:

“Planning Towards Parity: Looking at the City through a Gendered Lens.  Edited by Susan Fainstein and Lisa J. Servon.  New  Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

“Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy.”  Oxford: Blackwell Publishers: 2002.

"Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor”   Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press: 1999.

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