I have conducted substantive policy research and development since contributing to Strategies and Saints: Fighting Drugs in Subsidized Housing (Urban Institute, 1992) authored by my masters' thesis co-advisor, Prof, Langley Keyes of MIT.
The following is a sampling of my research:
- Gail Schechter, Scott Bernstein and Stephen Perkins, “Land Reform, Chicago Style”, A Discussion Paper Prepared for The Brookings Institution Center on Urban and Metropolitan Policy and CEOs for Cities under Brookings Institution (2002)
- For Open Communities, with the Voorhees Center, UIC: Outsider Perspectives on Chicago's Northern Suburbs (2012)
- For Open Communities: Analysis of 2010 Census Data on Race in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago and on connection between lack of affordable housing and lack of racial diversity.
I have written scores of press releases and analyses of fair housing and affordable housing, becoming the "go to" person with the media on all things housing in the Chicago suburbs.