Michael Frisch holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy Development from Rutgers University, a Master’s of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a B.A. in Economics from Earlham College. He has worked in environmental planning and urban policy at the National Center for Neighborhoods and Brownfields Redevelopment in New Brunswick, N.J.; at the Center for the Biology of Natural Systems in Queens, N.Y.; and Employment Research Associates in Lansing, Mich. His work has been funded by the Council of Great Lakes Governors, the Pew Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Housing and Urban Development, and several municipalities. Michael is a member of the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners and has served on several advisory planning committees and commissions. He is knowledgeable about regional planning and analysis methods, housing, land use, environmental policy, urban redevelopment, urban design,and LGBTQ communities.