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Dr. Mai Nguyen

Research Associate Professor

Specialization: Housing and Community Development

Dr. Nguyen is currently the Faculty Director of the Design Lab at UCSD. Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on housing policy, social and spatial inequality, and resilient communities. As an Associate Professor at UNC-CH, Mai was appointed the interim MURAP Program Director and served as the Director of New Faculty Programs at the Institute for Arts and Humanities. Dr. Nguyen is currently the Chairperson of the Urban Affairs Association Governing Board. She is the founder and moderator of Planners 2040, a Facebook discussion group that engages urban planning scholars globally in lively discussion on innovative teaching and research topics.

In the News

Community Social Impact (Webinar: Introducing the Community Social Impact Center of Excellence)

Viewpoints on Resilient & Equitable Responses to the Pandemic

Struggles with Housing Explored through Art and Musical Theater

Nguyen contributes to award-winning Viet Nam regional plan

Capstone Poster Social

Affordable Housing and Its Residents Are Not Pollutants


Additional Links

LinkedIn | Website | Google Scholar

Affiliations: Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Coastal Resilience Center