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Yonah Freemark

Yonah Freemark

Senior Research Associate

I believe progress is only realized if it’s shared by everyone.


Yonah Freemark is senior research associate in Metropolitan Housing and Communities at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on the intersection of land use, affordable housing, and transportation. He has published peer-reviewed scholarship in numerous journals, including Urban Affairs Review, Politics & Society, Housing Policy Debate, and the Journal of the American Planning Association.

Previously, Freemark worked for Chicago’s Metropolitan Planning Council and has written for the New York Times, Next City, and CityLab, among others. He holds master’s degrees in both city planning and in transportation, as well as a PhD in urban studies from MIT.