Senior Research Associate, Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design
Joint Center for Housing Studies; Harvard Graduate School of Design
Jennifer Molinsky is a Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and Lecturer at the Graduate School of Design. At the Joint Center, she works on housing policy and planning issues including homeownership, housing for older adults, and land use regulation. She is a co-editor of the recent book, Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk After the Housing Crisis (2014). Jennifer has experience in urban planning from the research, municipal, nonprofit, and citizen planning perspectives, having served as Chief Planner for Long Range Planning in Newton, MA; researcher at Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; Associate Director of Issues at the Municipal Art Society of New York, and as a member of the Planning Board in Cambridge as well as other local planning committees. Jennifer has also held positions with Abt Associates and with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ government housing finance practice, where she worked on projects related to housing finance, affordable housing, and community development. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from MIT, a Masters of Public Affairs-Urban and Regional Planning from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, and a B.A. from Yale.