Maggie Clark is an urban planner with a background in financial inclusion, neighborhood economic development, and fair and affordable housing.
She is experienced in pulling insights from diverse quantitative data and analyzing them in the context of more grounded primary and secondary research, giving clearer shape to needs and opportunities in neighborhood housing markets and commercial corridors. Her work aims to support community- driven planning processes with an eye toward equitable and sustainable development.
Maggie conducted research for the Financial Capabilities report for JP Morgan Chase & Co, helping uncover unique barriers to financial health for specific populations and best practices among municipal service providers who work to address those needs.
She also analyzed demographic and spending data to create a market analysis for the Grandmont Rosedale Food Hall Feasibility Study. The study revealed market opportunities that were leveraged in the creation of a community hub that serves the Detroit neighborhood’s needs and preferences.
- Maggie spearheaded a housing needs assessment for Louisville, KY with Mullin & Lonergan Associates, using data to quantify housing-related needs across city neighborhoods and helping to build tailored policies and development strategies to address those needs. She also helped design a process of analysis for defining housing needs on a statewide level in diverse states, including Connecticut and West Virginia, for the purpose of customizing effective affordable housing development toolkits in different types of markets.
- As a Planning Fellow for Manhattan Community Board 8, she provided research and policy recommendations for a longitudinal study that explores the impact of Second Avenue Subway construction and operation on local businesses along Second Ave. With Boston-based nonprofit Commonwealth, she helped design strategies for scaling innovations aimed at building financial health among low- to moderate-income households nationwide.