Adjunct

Educational Credentials :

  • M.U.P. New York University, 2016
  • M.Arch. Hampton University, 2012
  • B.A. Spanish, Hampton University, 2012

Professional Experience :

  • Senior State and Local Policy Consultant, Grounded Solutions Network, 2018–present
  • Planning and Development Pipeline Manager, NYC Department of City Planning, 2017–2018
  • Special Assistant to the Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning, 2015-2017
  • Urban Planner/Designer, UN-Habitat Urban Planning and Design Branch/Urban Design Lab, 2014-2015
  • Plans Examiner, Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, 2012-2015

Selected Publications and Recent Research :

  • Recent Policy Contributions:
    • Community Planning and Economic Development, and Namon Freeman, Minneapolis Inclusionary Zoning Requirements § (2020).
    • Community Planning and Economic Development, and Namon Freeman, Minneapolis Long-Term Affordable Housing Study § (2020).
    • “Cape Town Inclusionary Housing Policy.” Inclusionary Housing: Concept Document. City of Cape Town, 2020.
  • Books:
    • Freeman, Namon, and Charles M Baraka. Rep. Report on Capacity Building for County Governments under the Kenya Municipal Programme. Vol. 1. Nairobi: UN-Habitat, 2015.
  • Products:
    • Freeman, Namon, and Vince Wang. “Inclusionary Housing Map & Program Database.” Inclusionary Housing. Inclusionary Housing, January 16, 2020. https://inclusionaryhousing.org/map/.
    • Jacobus, Rick, and Namon Freeman. “Inclusionary Calculator- Explore the Economics of Inclusionary Housing.” Inclusionary Housing. Inclusionary Housing, February 16, 2018. https://inclusionaryhousing.org/calculator/.
  • Presentations:
    • “Inclusionary Housing Policies: Incentives and Lessons from Atlanta.” Grounded Solutions. Online Webinar, December 18, 2019.
    • “Inclusionary Housing Feasibility: Online Calculator Tutorial.” World Town Planning Day. Lecture presented at the Canadian World Town Planning Day, November 4, 2019.
    • “Myth Busters: Economics of Inclusionary Housing.” Grounded Solutions and ULI. Online Webinar, May 8, 2019.
    • “Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces.” Grounded Solutions. Online Webinar, April 24, 2019.
    • “Inclusionary Housing: Harnessing Market Forces.” Grounded Solutions. Online Webinar, April 24, 2019.
    • “Finding Development Subsidy: Inclusionary Housing Map.” Urban Land Institute Fall Meeting. Lecture presented at the ULI Affordable Housing Council, October 11, 2018.
    • “Inclusionary Housing: Creating or Updating a Policy.” Intersections Training Institute. Lecture presented at the Intersections Conference 2018, October 2, 2018.
    • “Inclusionary Housing: Assessing Feasibility in Practice.” Lecture presented at the Intersections Conference 2018, October 4, 2018.
    • “Inclusionary Housing in Communities of Color: Confronting the Controversy.” Lecture presented at the Intersections Conference 2018, October 4, 2018.

Professional Memberships :

  • American Planning Association
  • Urban Land Institute