Message from Kristy Wang, SPUR's Community Planning Policy Director, and 2020 USP Community Service awardee for Excellence in Community Service

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Kristy Wang demonstrates the best of community engagement in community planning and housing. She is a longtime contributor to PACE’s housing policy curriculum, having organized numerous student field trips to affordable housing properties in San Francisco, developed case study materials for the graduate housing policy course, and co-taught a new course in Affordable Housing Development in California with Dr. Ayse Pamuk. In this course, she has reached out and invited numerous housing practitioners in the Bay Area to class as guest speakers. Her dedication to invite and mentor women and people of color is exemplary in our efforts in diversifying the real estate profession.

Kristy Wang is SPUR’s Community Planning Policy Director. The author of several reports on housing and land use issues in San Jose, she also leads SPUR’s work in community planning and housing in San Francisco. Kristy is currently the Vice President of the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. Kristy has taught recently at Stanford University as well as here at San Francisco State University. Prior to joining SPUR, Kristy was a project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, one of the West Coast's largest affordable housing developers. Kristy earned master's degrees in city planning and real estate development from MIT and a bachelor's degree in architecture and urban studies from Yale College.