Karen Chapple Receives Chancellor's Award

April 12, 2017

Karen Chapple, Ph.D., an IGS Affiliated Faculty member, has been awarded a 2017 Chancellor's Award for Public Service, in the category of Faculty - Research in the Public Interest. The Chancellor's awards recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. 

A professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, Chapple studies the governance, planning, and development of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on housing and economic development. Her recent book (Routledge, 2015) is entitled Planning Sustainable Cities and Regions: Towards More Equitable Development. She is currently finishing two books: Transit-Oriented Displacement? The Effects of Smarter Growth on Communities (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris, MIT Press, 2018), and Fragile Governance and Local Economic Development: Evidence from Peripheral Regions in Latin America (with Sergio Montero, Routledge, 2018).

As a faculty affiliate of the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Institute for Research on Labor & Employment, Chapple is currently engaged in three research projects (totaling $1.3 million) related to sustainability planning, specifically, on residential and commercial/industrial displacement. 

Congratulations Dr. Chapple!