Dr. Nene Osutei is a researcher and policy analyst at the Center. His research expertise lies at the nexus of local and regional economic development and social equity. His interests lie in university-driven urban dynamics and the evolving roles of higher education institutions, particularly in the areas of land acquisition, employment, health care provision, and policing. Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Osutei was a postdoctoral researcher at the Metropolitan Futures Initiative at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. in Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from the University of California, Irvine, Master of Public Policy from Arizona State University, and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto.