Jason Reece is an assistant professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, in the City & Regional Planning Program, at the Knowlton School of Architecture. His research and professional experience focuses on social equity in city planning, health equity and asset-based community development. Jason has acted as an advisor and capacity builder to foundations, non-profits, community organizations and government agencies. He has managed more than $10 million in research initiatives and contributed to more than 100 scholarly or technical publications. He has worked with partner organizations in more than 30 states in the US and acted as a capacity builder for the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Sustainable Communities Initiative for four years. He currently is President of the Board of Directors for the Parsons Avenue Community Development Corporation. Jason was formerly the senior associate director and director of research for the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, at The Ohio State University. He established the opportunity communities program at the Institute, developed the opportunity mapping methodology and established the Institute’s health equity program.