Yonah Freemark

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About Yonah Freemark

Yonah Freemark (CV) is a native of Durham, North Carolina and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Urban Stu

Education, Teaching, Awards, Grants

Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA | 2016-Present PhD Candidate in Urban Studies, Department of Urba

Dissertation Project

Mobility Politics: Local Ideologies in the Multi-Jurisdictional Metropolis Dissertation Committee Lawrence J. Vale, Ford Profe

Research and Publications

I study how local governments shape planning outcomes in the context of political conflict and multi-level governance systems.

Writing: Journalism & Op-Eds

I have worked as a journalist and op-ed contributor on hundreds of articles for more than a dozen outlets, including The New Y

Experience & Employment

Employment Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA Research Supervisor, 2017-present. Directly oversaw work by fou

The Transport Politic

The Transport Politic was created in October 2008 and tracks the state of transit in the U.S. and around the world; I founded

Conference and Workshop Presentations

Academic Urban Affairs Association Annual Conference, April 2020, Washington DC (upcoming) “‘That train left the s


Below, find a selection of the design work I conducted as a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Yale U