Rebecca Crane

Rebecca Crane


B.A. in German Studies and Anthropology, Brown University, 2005
M.A. in International Affairs (Development), The New School University, 2013

Areas of Interest:

Climate Adaptation, Environmental Vulnerability, Housing, Informal Settlements, Low-Income Countries, Social Organization, Urban Poverty


Rebecca Crane’s research focuses on urban poverty, housing and informal settlements in the developing world, community organization, and environmental vulnerability. She is currently studying studying informal settlement upgrading and organization around environmental vulnerability in the Philippines.

Rebecca’s background is in international economic development. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree and beginning the Urban Planning Doctoral Program, she worked in the nonprofit sector on issues related to human rights, women’s rights, and economic security in low-income countries. She has lived and worked in a number of countries, and her time exploring cities of the Global South is what drew her to the field of Urban Planning and inspired her current research.

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