Cancel Martinez, Yaidi

(414) 229-4014
Arch & Urban Planning 223


Yaidi Cancel Martinez is an adjunct professor of Urban Planning and an associate scientist at the Center of Economic Development. Yaidi has extensive work and research experience on national environmental policy and on social and health inequities related to housing quality, instability and discrimination in Wisconsin. She is interested in expanding research at the intersection of urban planning, housing policy and public health. Her current research focuses on rental housing, labor markets, and quality of life indicators.


Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning - University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management - Johns Hopkins University, 2011
B.S. in Environmental Engineering – Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, 2009

Research Focus

Social Inequities in Urban Planning
Community Economic Development
Urban Planning and Public Health
Housing Markets and Policy


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