Biography

Reginald is a graduate of The University of West Georgia where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Geography. Through his undergraduate course work, he became interested in urban studies that are centered around the history of racial injustice within housing policy and discriminatory practices that have had lasting effects on the condition of minority communities today. His interest in the history of minority communities drove him to pursue a career geared toward empowering communities that have seen years of disinvestment and preserving their culture. This led him to seek an internship with APD-U his junior year and begin his journey to becoming an Urban Planner.

In his three years working as a GIS Specialist for APD-U Reginald has been responsible for field data collection for on-site and remote condition surveys, along with GIS database management and analysis. His work highlights include large-scale data analysis to understand on-the-ground dynamics within minority communities and creating marketable online platforms which highlight neighborhood character and history. Reginald has also assisted with numerous projects with progressive goals such as neighborhood rehabilitation, community retention, and anti-displacement efforts that protect residents from gentrification. Currently, Reginald is continuing his education at the Georgia Institute of Technology to obtain his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialization in housing and community development.

 

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