Yonah Freemark

Education and Teaching

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA | 2016-Present

  • PhD student in City Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Edward H. Linde (1962) Presidential Fellow

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA | 2010-2013

  • Master of Science in Transportation (MST), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of City Planning (MCP), Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Winner of the Flora Crockett Stephenson Writing Prize from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning upon graduation.

Yale University
New Haven CT | 2004-2008

  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with Distinction

Hillside High School
Durham NC | 2000-2004

  • Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, International Baccalaureate Diploma

Teaching

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA | 2017-

  • Teaching Assistant, teaching 11.201: “Gateway: Planning Action,” under Professor Jason Jackson
  • Fall 2017

Roosevelt University
Chicago IL | 2013-2014


Fellowships

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Edward H. Linde (1962) Presidential Fellow, 2016-2020
  • William Emerson Travel Grant (for research examining the history of New York’s Urban Development Corporation), 2012
  • William Emerson Travel Grant (for research studying New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller), 2011

Yale University

  • Gordon Grand Fellowship (for research studying housing development and community response in Paris), 2008-2010
  • Mellon Fellowship (for research on New York City housing history), 2008
  • David W. Baer Fellowship (for research examining modern architecture in France), 2007
  • Leitner Research Grant (for research studying transit in Charlotte, North Carolina), 2006

Conference/Workshop Presentations
  • Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, April 2017, Minneapolis MN
    “What if upzoning doesn’t provoke a market reaction? Short-term impacts of Chicago’s 2013 TOD ordinance.”
  • American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, April 2017, Boston MA
    “Expanding access to retail for low-income households: Obstacles to mixed-use affordable housing.”
  • MIT PhD Research Workshop, March 2017, Cambridge MA
    “Expanding access to retail for low-income households: Obstacles to mixed-use affordable housing.”
  • MIT JTL, March 2017, Cambridge MA
    “An urban agenda for the deployment of autonomous vehicles: Research progress.
  • University of Illinois-Chicago, Urban Innovation Symposium, January 2015, Chicago IL
    AuthentiCity Panel with Daniel Kay Hertz and Pete Saunders
  • University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, Professor Paula Worthington, February 2014, Chicago IL
    Lecture on Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Society for City and Regional Planning Biennial Conference, November 2011, Baltimore MD
    “Private Aims, Redistributive Reality.”
  • MIT Sustainability Summit, April 2011, Cambridge MA
    Panelist on “Sustainability in Urban and Regional Planning”
  • Yale University Seminar, Professor Cynthia Horan, April 2009, New Haven CT
    “Comparing Approaches to Community Involvement in Development in Paris and New York
  • Society for Utopian Studies, October 2007, Toronto Ontario
    “A New Age in Chinese Housing Politics”

Research Assistantships

Working with Professor Jinhua Zhao on projects related to self-driving vehicles and shared vehicle use (2016-present).

Worked with Professor Lawrence Vale on American public housing history (2010-2013). Aided in the research for Professor Vale’s book Purging the Poorest.

Worked with Professors John Attanucci and Nigel Wilson on London’s Underground (2011-2013).