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Ann Carpenter

Director of Policy and Analytics
ann.carpenter@atl.frb.org
  • Biography

    Ann Carpenter is director of policy and analytics, managing the applied research and policy efforts of the Community and Economic Development (CED) group. Her recent work includes studies on land contracts, heirs' property, and strategies to increase the production of mixed-income housing. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, Carpenter was a senior research associate at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). There, she specialized in the areas of community resilience, emergency management planning, and sustainability. Her work has been published by the Brookings Institution and in several scholarly journals. She recently served as a reviewer for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Carpenter earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the University of Michigan and master's and doctorate degrees in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) of Atlanta's Center for Leadership Class of 2017. She serves on the board of directors of Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc. (ANDP) and on the advisory board of ULI Atlanta.

  • Publications

    Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development Discussion Papers

    Rental Housing Affordability in the Southeast: Data from the Sixth District
    Ann Carpenter, Douglas White, Mary Hirt
    2018-2
    July 2018
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2,916 KB)

    Informal Homeownership Issues: Tracking Contract for Deed Sales in the Southeast
    Ann Carpenter, Abram Lueders, Chris Thayer
    2017-2
    June 2017
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2.01 MB)

    Developing Inclusive Communities: Challenges and Opportunities for Mixed-Income Housing
    Renee Lewis Glover, Ann Carpenter, Richard Duckworth
    2017-1
    June 2017
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2.01 MB)

    Declines in Low-Cost Rented Housing Units in Eight Large Southeastern Cities
    Dan Immergluck, Ann Carpenter, and Abram Lueders
    2016-3
    May 2016
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (2.01 MB)

    Blight Remediation in the Southeast: Local Approaches to Design and Implementation
    Ann Carpenter, Emily Mitchell, and Shelley Price
    2015-5
    November 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.33 MB)

    Fragmentation in Workforce Development and Efforts to Coordinate Regional Workforce Development Systems
    Stuart Andreason and Ann Carpenter
    2015-2
    April 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (1.33 MB)

    Resilience in Planning: A Review of Comprehensive Plans in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
    Ann Carpenter
    2015-1
    January 2015
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (823 KB)

    Social Ties, Space, and Resilience: Literature Review of Community Resilience to Disasters and Constituent Social and Built Environment Factors
    Ann Carpenter
    2013-2
    September 2013
    Abstract | Full text Adobe PDF file format (741 KB)

    Articles & Presentations

    Alexander Ruder, Mels de Zeeuw, and Ann Carpenter. "Promising Workforce Development Approaches." Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Workforce Currents (January 2019).

    Ann Carpenter and Sydney Diavua. "Research Symposium on Gentrification and Neighborhood Change," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (July/August 2016).

    Ann Carpenter and Shana Jones. "Understanding Heirs' Properties in the Southeast," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2016).

    Ann Carpenter. "Data Tools for Dynamic Communities," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2016).

    Ann Carpenter and Erin Mierzwa. "Offsetting Gentrification and Fostering Inclusive Transit-Oriented Development," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2016).

    Ann Carpenter and Emily Mitchell. "Fighting Neighborhood Blight," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (November/December 2015).

    Ann Carpenter. "How to Build Community Resilience: Four Case Studies from Post-Katrina Mississippi," Paper presented at the Eighth Biennial Federal Reserve Community Development Research Conference, Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities (2013).

    Ann Carpenter. "Crowdsourcing for the Common Good: A Community Development Approach," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (January/February 2012).

    Ann Carpenter. "Shrinking Cities and Right Sizing in the Southeast," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners Update (March/April 2012).

    "Under Water in More Ways Than One: Assessing the Impact of Historic Flooding and Foreclosures on Atlanta's Vulnerable Communities Adobe PDF file format," Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Partners in Community and Economic Development (January/February 2011).

    Podcast Episodes podcast

    Ann Carpenter, Cassandra Johnson Gaither, and Thomas Mitchell. "Heirs' Property." Economy Matters podcast. July 6, 2017.

    Ann Carpenter and Nancy Montoya. "Social Networks' Role in Rebuilding Communities." Economic Development podcast. August 31, 2011.

    Other Publications & PresentationsOff-site link

    Alice Villard and Ann Carpenter. "Building Density of Parcels and Block-Faces from a Syntactical, Morphological and Planning Perspective." Proceedings of the 10th International Space Syntax Symposium (2015).

    Ann Carpenter. "Resilience in the Social and Physical Realms: Lessons from the Gulf Coast." International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 14(3), 290–301 (2015).

    Ann Carpenter and Miriam Quispe-Agnoli. "A Comparison of the Social Implications of Rapid Urbanization in Lima and Santiago de Chile," Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 14(5), 497–518 (2015).

    Ann Carpenter. "Critical Infrastructure Resilience: A Baseline Study for Georgia," American Society of Civil Engineers (2014).

    Ann Carpenter. "Disaster Resilience and the Social Fabric of Space," Proceedings of the International Ninth Space Syntax Symposium (2013).

    Ann Carpenter. "Resilience in Planning: A Review of Comprehensive Plans in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina Adobe PDF file format (on-site)," Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning/Association of European Schools of Planning Joint Conference (2013).

    "Resilience in the Social and Physical Realms: Lessons from the Gulf Coast Adobe PDF file format," Background paper for the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (2013).

    Ann Carpenter. "A Safe Haven from the Storm? Disaster Recovery and Space," Proceedings of the International Eighth Space Syntax Symposium (2012).

    Ann Carpenter. "A Place Is not Just a Place: Community Ties and Resilience Lessons from the Gulf Coast," Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference (2011).

    Ann Carpenter and Nancy Montoya. "Plugging into the Power of Community: How Social Networks Energize Recovery," in Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita (2011).

    Ann Carpenter and John Peponis. "Poverty and Connectivity: Crossing the Tracks," in Journal of Space Syntax (2010).

    Ann Carpenter, M. Hodges, C. Huff, and L. McCook. "Understanding Disaster Resilience in Savannah, Georgia," Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference (2009).

    "Resolving the Links between Actual Pedestrian Movement and Street Connectivity," Paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning/Association of European Schools of Planning Joint Conference (2008).