Kathe Newman is an Associate Professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Development Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, a member of the Graduate Faculties in the Department of Geography and an affiliated member of the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. Dr. Newman holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate School and University Center at the City University of New York. Her research explores how and why cities change and how those changes affect people of color, women, and the poor. She is particularly interested in how capital flows transform urban places. She is a member of the Essex Newark Foreclosure Task Force. He research has explored gentrification, foreclosure, urban redevelopment and community participation. Dr. Newman has published articles in Urban Studies, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Urban Affairs Review, Shelterforce, Progress in Human Geography, Housing Studies, GeoJournal, and Environment and Planning A.