Professor and Director, Urban Studies
University of Washington - Tacoma
Tel: 253-692-5706 Box: 358437
Ali Modarres specializes in urban planning and public policy with a focus on the socio-spatial dynamics of American cities. Since the late 1980s, his research has centered on issues related to access for immigrants and minority communities in the U.S. A significant level of this research has relied on in-depth analysis of macro and micro geographies of poverty, demographic shifts, and the changing structure of urban services, including transportation, employment geography, and housing.
He is the Editor of Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning.