Francis Yu

Housing Fellow
New York City Housing Preservation and Development

Paper Title
“Ethics and/of Uncertainty: Urban Computing’s Synthetic People”

Francis Yu serves as a Housing Fellow for the New York City Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Housing Development Corporation (HDC). He currently researches a myriad of affordable housing policy and finance issues specific to programs managed by the two agencies. He is a recent M.S. Urban Planning graduate from GSAPP at Columbia University where he focused on the intersection of community development practices, participatory democracy, and the role technology plays in policy and decision making processes. Prior to his current role, he was a Morgan Stanley/Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development Fellow working with Cooper Square Committee.