David Micah Greenberg's research and practice has focused on community development, community organizing, neighborhood identity, and urban politics. He is currently at MDRC, where he manages its evaluation of Chicago's New Communities Program, one of the largest community development initiatives in the US, and directs qualitative research within the Opportunity NYC demonstration, the first conditional cash transfer program in the country. Before MDRC, he directed policy and advocacy for a coalition of 90 community housing organizations in New York City on preservation and development campaigns, worked for a trade association of CDCs in Massachusetts, and organized with homeless men and women in New York's municipal shelter system. His research and teaching emphasizes mixed-methods, multi-disciplinary approaches to policy problems. He holds a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning from MIT, where he held a National Science Foundation fellowship and a HUD doctoral dissertation award.