Jeffrey M. Vincent, PhD is the Director of Public Infrastructure Initiatives of the Center for Cities + Schools (CC+S) at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeff co-founded CC+S in 2004, a policy research and technical assistance center that promotes high-quality education as an essential component of urban and metropolitan vitality to create equitable, healthy, and sustainable cities and schools for all (http://citiesandschools.berkeley.edu). Jeff’s policy and research interests lie at the intersection of land use planning, community development, and educational improvement, with a particular focus on how school facilities serve as educational and neighborhood assets. He has researched and written extensively on a variety of issues, including school facility infrastructure planning and finance, school siting and design, sustainable communities, community development, educational economics, housing policy, state school construction policies, joint use of schools, youth engagement in redevelopment, and transportation policy. His research and policy work has been published in peer-reviewed and practitioner-oriented journals, books, and other outlets. Jeff has a PhD in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley.