Silvia Gonzalez

UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge Researcher; Urban Planning Doctoral Student

Silvia R. Gonzalez (Jimenez) is a PhD student in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, a project manager at the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge, and doctoral researcher at the Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA. Her doctoral studies focus on implications of place and the urban spatial structure on socioeconomic inequality and environmental health. She has worked extensively, as a researcher and consultant with nonprofit, community based, and government organizations on projects related to neighborhood change and gentrification, anti-displacement policies, environmental equity, and climate planning. Previously, Silvia worked as the assistant director at the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge and the Center for the Study of Inequality. She holds a BA in Geography/Environmental Studie and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus on Economic Development from UCLA.