Karen Chapple

Karen Chapple

Professor of City and Regional Planning
Dept of City & Regional Planning
(510) 642-1868
(510) 643-9576
Research Expertise and Interest
poverty, economic development, regional planning, metropolitan spatial patterns, labor markets, community development, neighborhood change, gentrification

In the News

August 24, 2015

More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast

The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all mapped out.

March 17, 2011

Report says green economy producing jobs, but urges work quality improvement

To achieve the state’s energy efficiency goals and provide better career opportunities for Californians, the state should modify its clean energy programs and its extensive but fragmented training and education programs, according to a report led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, released today (Thursday, March 17).

January 13, 2011

Backyard solutions to urban planning issues

Hundreds of visitors flocked to a new, 420-square-foot cottage in West Berkeley to examine the tiny, sustainably designed “accessory home” as a possible wave of the future.