Lisa Servon
Professor of City PlanningUniversity of Pennsylvania
Lisa Servon is Professor of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously Professor of Urban Policy at The New School, where she also served as Dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. Lisa conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic (online) and the New Yorker (online). She spent 2015 – 2016 as a scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.

Lisa Servon’s most recent book is The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. Servon holds a BA in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, an MA in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, and a dog named Friday.