Jonathan Tarleton : About & Contact
I’m an urban planner, housing professional, writer, and oral historian based in Nairobi & Boston. I focus on using real estate development and policy to drive equitable access to opportunity, wider community development, and reckoning with past and present injustice. I consult on projects via All Commons. I'm also at work on a book that uses explosive debates pitting individual profits vs. collective benefits within New York's affordable housing cooperatives to explore the politics of ownership and maintenance of public goods in the late-capitalist city.
My past roles include chief researcher and contributor for Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, an investigation of the city through maps and essays published in October 2016 from UC Press and editors Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro; editor of Urban Omnibus, a magazine of the Architectural League covering planning, policy, art, and activism in New York City; and real estate project manager with Urban Edge, a community development corporation based in the Roxbury & Jamaica Plain neighborhoods of Boston. To hear more, get in touch.