Hayden Marie Shelby

Assistant Professor

DAA Addition

DAAP School of Planning - 0016

Professional Summary

Hayden Shelby researches issues of community development and housing policy, primarily in the United States and Southeast Asia. Her current work examines the how collective housing models such as cooperatives and community land trusts travel the globe through networks of policy experts and grassroots activists. Previously, she has used qualitative methods to investigate how resident perceptions of community differ from many academic portrayals of areas said to suffer from "neighborhood effects." Her work has appeared in Housing Policy Debate, the Interational Journal of Housing Policy, and Berkeley Planning Journal.  In the School of Planning, she teaches courese in housing and community development, including Housing Systems; Social Justice and the City, and Community Development.


B.A. : Cornell University Ithaca, NY, 2007 (Economics)

MCRP: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2014 (City and Regional Planning)

M.A.: The Ohio State University Columbus, OH, 2014 (Geography)

Ph.D.: University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA, 2019 (City and Regional Planning)

Positions and Work Experience

2019 -2021 Assistant Professor , Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI


Peer Reviewed Publications

Shelby, Hayden (2017. ) Why Place Really Matters: A Qualitative Approach to Housing Preferences and Neighborhood Effects.Housing Policy Debate, , 27 (4 ) ,547-569 More Information

Shelby, Hayden (2017. ) The Right to Remain in the City: How One Community Has Used Legal Rights and Rights Talk to Stay Put in Bangkok.Berkeley Planning Journal, , 29 ,129-151 More Information

Shelby, Hayden (2020. ) Empowerment or Responsibility? Collective Finance for Slum Upgrading in Thailand.International Journal of Housing Policy, , More Information

Shelby, Hayden (2021. ) Commoning or Being Commoned? Institutions, Politics, and the Role of the State in Collective Housing Policy in Bangkok, Thailand .Planning Theory, ,