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Juliet Kahne

Project for Public Spaces
Director, Events and Education
New York, NY, USA

Juliet is an urban and cultural geographer with a specific focus on gentrification research in inner city neighborhoods. Currently, she works for Project for Public Spaces contributing her writing, research, and events experience to communications, conferences/trainings, and education for the organization. Originally from Los Angeles, Juliet is fresh to New York after spending nearly a decade in the UK, where she obtained her MSc and PhD in urban and cultural geography. Her PhD research focused on gentrification and cultural identity in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake, and she continues to write about gentrification in other cities around the world. Juliet has participated in numerous community-focused urban research projects. From monitoring community recovery in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, to collaborating on an evaluation of a city-led regeneration scheme in one of London’s economically struggling outer boroughs, her work has focused on exploring and understanding communities through ethnographic methods.