Goldman School student Spencer Bowen speaks with Philip Verma, graduate student researcher at UC Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project, about documenting “the mobility patterns for low-income people of color at the neighborhood level in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties.”
Philip is a Master of City Planning student interested in the intersection of housing policy and environmental health, especially for low-income renters. He has worked as a housing advocate in New York and Oakland, helping tenants fight evictions, harassment, illegal rent increases, and substandard conditions. He also spent two years as outreach director for a sustainable transportation NGO in Bogotá. Philip graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in History.