Shane Phillips | An Island Press Author

Shane Phillips

Shane Phillips is an urban planner and policy expert based in Los Angeles. He is currently managing the UCLA Lewis Center Housing Initiative and teaching public policy as an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California. Phillips previously worked as the Director of Public Policy for Central City Association, a Downtown LA business advocacy organization, and has held roles with the Los Angeles Streetcar project and in City Hall. He has kept a blog on housing and transportation issues, Better Institutions, for many years (

The Affordable City

Strategies for Putting Housing Within Reach (and Keeping it There)

From Los Angeles to Boston and Chicago to Miami, US cities are struggling to address the twin crises of high housing costs and household instability. Debates over the appropriate course of action have been defined by two poles: building more...