Julia Vitullo-Martin, a senior fellow and director of the Center for Rethinking Development at the Manhattan Institute, is joining the Regional Plan Association as director of its new Center for Urban Innovation. Her work focuses on development issues such as planning and zoning, housing, environmental reviews, building and fire codes, architecture and design, and landmark preservation.
Vitullo-Martin has been widely published in a variety of newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, New York Post, New York Daily News, The New York Times, Monocle, Commonweal, and Fortune, as well as academic journals. She has authored and edited three books, including Breaking Away: The Future of Cities (Century Foundation Press, 1996).
She served as director of the Citizens Jury Project and senior fellow at the Vera Institute of Justice, managing editor for the Mayor’s Commission on New York City in the Year 2000, assistant commissioner for Planning and Development with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and executive director of the Citizens Housing and Planning Council. In addition, she taught at the Graduate School of Management at New School University and the Graduate Department of Urban Planning at Hunter College. She has edited and written numerous reports for foundations and for the city, state, and federal governments.
Vitullo-Martin holds a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago.
She lives on the West Side of Manhattan with her husband.