Jeffrey M. Vincent is cofounder and deputy director of the Center for Cities and Schools, a policy-research and technical-assistance center at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Urban and Regional Development. CC+S promotes high-quality education as an essential component of urban and metropolitan vitality. It conducts policy research, engages youth in urban planning, and cultivates collaboration between city and school leaders to strengthen communities. Vincent’s policy and research interests lie at the intersection of land-use planning, community development, and educational improvement, with a particular focus on how school facilities serve as educational and neighborhood assets. His research and policy writing has been published in journals, books, and other outlets on issues including school siting and design, housing redevelopment, state school-construction policies, joint-use of schools, youth engagement in redevelopment, refugee resettlement, and transit-oriented development. He has also serves as a researcher with Building Educational Success Together (BEST), a national collaborative providing research and resources to improve public-school facilities. Vincent holds a B.A. in anthropology and environmental studies, as well as a master's in community and regional planning from the University of Nebraska, and a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from UC Berkeley.