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Mirle Rabinowitz Bussell

Associate Teaching Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of California, San Diego
Chapter Member: San Diego SSN
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About Mirle

Rabinowitz Bussell's research focuses on affordable housing, homelessness, local community development, and the role of philanthropy in community economic development. She specializes in applied research that bridges theory and practice and has engaged in research collaborations with numerous nonprofit and public sector organizations across the San Diego region. She is the founding faculty director of the Homelessness Hub at UC San Diego, a non-partisan hub for research, education, policy, and action on homelessness. Its research team conducts critical, unbiased and data-driven research in order to inform local policy and action aimed at reducing homelessness.



"A Bridge to Civic Empowerment: A Rooted University Approach to Creating Equitable University-Community Partnerships and Just Power Relations" (with Leslie R. Lewis, Kelsey Lindner, Keith Pezzoli, William T. Oswald, and Paul L. Watson), in Learning from Arnstein's Ladder, edited by Mickey Lauria & Carissa Schively Slotterback (Routledge, 2020).

Explores the ways in which universities and community organizations structure and promote authentically engaged, bi-directional learning.