Ph.D., Mass. Institute of Technology
MCP, Mass. Institute of Technology
B.A., Williams College
Laura Humm Delgado is an urban planning scholar and former practitioner. She received a Master in City Planning and a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and she previously worked for the City of Boston researching affordable housing, homeownership, land use, and abandoned properties. Her research focuses on housing and community development, including the role of community-based organizations and public agencies, in U.S. cities. Her most recent research looks at public libraries and how they draw on community resources to facilitate immigrant integration at the neighborhood level. Previously, her research has addressed the foreclosure crisis, gentrification, and homelessness. She has experience teaching housing and community development, research methods, urban planning history and theory, and GIS at MIT and Boston University. As a teacher, she values discussion-based classes and encourages students to incorporate experiential learning into their coursework.