RESEARCH INTERESTS:Professor Takahashi's research focuses on public and social service delivery to vulnerable populations in the US and in Southeast Asian cities. Her expertise spans several issues, including homelessness and HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles, community opposition directed at social services (the NIMBY syndrome) in the US, social capital and health for vulnerable populations, and environmental governance in the US and Southeast Asian cities.
She is a past Director of the University of California Asian American and Pacific Islander Policy Multicampus Research Program (UC AAPI Policy MRP, http://aapi-mrp.org/), where she worked with state elected officials and community organizations to develop policy relevant studies that highlight areas of importance for California's AAPI population. Recent reports have focused on educational disparities and victimization/incarceration patterns.
She was recently elected Vice-President/President Elect of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (http://www.acsp.org/).
COURSES TAUGHT: Advanced Planning Theory and History I, II