Carlos Mandeville is an Associate Planner for the Regional Plan Association working across all of RPA’s research areas. Prior to joining RPA, he worked as the 2017-2018 Equitable Public Space Fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space.

His work ranged from designing and leading workshops with members of the cultural community on the North Shore of Staten Island in order to better organize and respond to development around the ferry terminal to scoping and planning an asset mapping and community planning project in partnership with South Bronx Unite. He studied Geography at Vassar College to engage his interest in using multidisciplinary methods to analyze the challenges of equitable access in urban space. His work for Environment Defense Fund (EDF) in which he researched how cities discussed environmental justice and inclusive models for clean energy generation reflects this inquisitive approach.

In addition to getting published in Forbes Energy for an article he co-wrote at EDF in 2016, he received distinction on his thesis, which examined how current trends of development in Downtown Phoenix reflect and reproduce historical spatial territoriality. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Urban Planning at Hunter College.