Community Planning Policy Director
Kristy leads SPUR's work in community planning and housing, splitting her time between San Francisco and San Jose. She is the author of It Takes a Village, strategies for implementing San Jose’s urban village plans, and co-author of Room for More, SPUR's housing agenda for San Jose, and Cracking the Code, our recommendations on zoning and code reform in San Jose’s urban growth areas.
Prior to joining SPUR, Kristy was a project manager at BRIDGE Housing Corporation, one of California's largest affordable housing developers, where she worked all around the Bay Area, including on projects in the three central cities of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland. She currently sits on the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation Board of Directors. Kristy also teaches courses on urban development and affordable housing at Stanford University and San Francisco State University.
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. She was a Public Policy Fellow at the Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. A Palo Alto native, Kristy lives with her family on the border of Bernal Heights and Glen Park in San Francisco.