Ariel H. Bierbaum

Ariel H. Bierbaum has spent the past decade working at the intersection of urban planning and public education. She is currently pursuing her PhD in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She also serves as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco and is a Visiting Scholar in the Urban Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. You can follow Ariel on Twitter at @arielabd.

Public School Closures: Loss And Opportunity

In many people’s minds, a neighborhood is not complete without a public school, as they not only hold the key to the next generation’s success, but also represent an open and welcoming space for civic interaction. Practitioners, policymakers, and researchers alike have based their work on this vision. Local school districts and community partners have […]