Kamari Durley is an MA candidate in the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program at Tufts University. He graduated from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Ecosystem Science & Policy. Kamari grew up in the Chicagoland area where he developed a strong interest in the planning and policy decisions that created the present day conditions in the city. This experience greatly influenced his research interests which are grounded in development and financing of affordable, environmentally sustainable housing, especially in the nation’s most vulnerable urban communities.