Julia Vitullo-Martin is a Senior Fellow at the Regional Plan Association and Director of the Center for Urban Innovation. Her work focuses on development issues such as planning and zoning, housing, waterfront development, environmental review, building and fire codes, and historic preservation. She also writes on crime and its consequences for neighborhoods.
Vitullo-Martin has been widely published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Monocle, Forbes, and Fortune, as well as academic journals. She has authored and edited three books, including Breaking Away: The Future of Cities (Century Foundation Press, 1996).
Prior to joining RPA, Vitullo-Martin served as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Rethinking Development at the Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow and Director of the Citizens Jury Project at the Vera Institute of Justice, Senior Editorial Advisor for the Commonwealth Fund, Managing Editor for the Mayor's Commission on New York City in the Year 2000, Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Development with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Executive Director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. In addition, she taught at the Graduate School of Management at New School University, the Graduate Department of Urban Planning at Hunter College, and the Department of Politics and Education at Columbia University. She has edited and written numerous reports for foundations and for the city, state, and federal governments.
Vitullo-Martin holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago.