Ph.D. Profile: Gregory Pierce


Ph.D. Profile: Gregory Pierce

PhD- Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles (expected June 2015)
MA- Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles (2011)
BA- Economics and History, University of California, Los Angeles (2007)


Gregory Pierce is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Urban Planning. His dissertation analyzes political, economic, and geographic factors which influence household water access at three different scales: across low and middle income countries, at the state scale in India, and within the urban periphery of Hyderabad, India.  Other research projects focus on water privatization in Mexico and India, climate change adaptation in Bangladesh and access to water among U.S. mobile home residents. In collaboration with faculty and in the context of the U.S., he also conducts research on the travel behavior of low-income households and cities’ asset management strategies.

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Gregory Pierce
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Urban Planning Doctoral Candidate