Jenna Dublin-Boc

Visiting Assistant Professor
Jenna Dublin-Boc, Ph.D., studies the relationships between neighborhood land use activism, inequality, and race in US cities. Her research examines how community-based organizations of underrepresented groups use the regulations and participatory venues of city zoning and historic preservation to influence local land use decision-making in the context of gentrification and diminishing housing affordability. Jenna was a 2021-2022 Pratt Institute School of Architecture Heritage Engagement Fellow. Through the fellowship she began working with the East New York Community Land Trust to develop a stormwater infrastructure plan responsive to the ecological context, local knowledge, and ongoing environmental injustices experienced by the community. The project received a National Trust for Historic Preservation Telling the Full History grant in 2022. She has worked as a Research Consultant with the National Trust for Historic Preservation Research and Policy Lab on the topics of gentrification and displacement in historically African American neighborhoods, and as an International Council on Monuments and Sites IEP participant where she contributed to the planning of heritage-sensitive infrastructure and building rehabilitation in Amritsar, India. Jenna is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Pratt’s Historic Preservation Master’s degree program. She received her Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Columbia University. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cooper Union and dual Master’s degrees in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from University of Maryland.


A flooded street in The Hole neighborhood looks more like a marsh, with tall grasses growing along the side. A row of houses are seen in the background
The Hole (2023)