Professional and Consulting Experience

1967-2015 (Selected; includes only work that did not result in professional reports or published articles. For contracted work that resulted in various types of publications, see that section.)

2015 – Consultant (with Catherine Donaher) to the President of Trinity College, Hartford, CT to develop a “community planning process” for the re-use of a 135,000 sq. ft. building in downtown Hartford.

2007— Consultant to China Vanke Co. Ltd. for preparation of materials concerning: “Publicly Assisted Housing and Housing Affordability.”

2003 — Consultant (with Langley Keyes) to the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association to carry out a study of Housing Policy in Massachusetts, 1965-2003. (Boston).

2003 — Consultant to the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation to complete profiles of Multifamily Housing in Shaker Heights, Ohio and Austin, Texas. Used for the NeighborWorks Multifamily Initiative Symposium, “The Vitality of America’s Working Neighborhoods: The Local Challenges to Multifamily Housing” (Chicago).

1994-1996 — Preparation of written testimony and expert witness on exclusionary zoning case in Edgartown, MA. Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovksy and Popeo, P.C., attorneys. Assisted in the preparation of amicus brief, on appeal.

1992-1993–Enterprise Foundation. Consultant on Neighborhood Transformation Project, (Baltimore, MD).

1968-81–Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA. Consultant on a variety of HUD-sponsored research projects.

1974-75–City Manager’s Office of Planning and Community Development, Worcester, MA. Community Development Coordinator. Coordinated Worcester’s $6 million/year Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

1970-71–Boston Model Cities Administration, Boston, MA. Directed a study of home buyers in the Boston Banks Urban Renewal Group (BBURG) program.

1970–Justin Gray Associates, Cambridge, MA. Participated in a study of the needs, problems, and potentials of housing in the Boston Model Cities area. Contributed to Report: “Housing Needs and Priorities for the Boston Model Cities Area,” 1970.

1969‑1970 – Arrowstreet Associates, Cambridge, MA. Analyzed data that dealt with individuals’ responses to public and private signs, lights, and information systems. Contributed to report: City Signs and Lights. Published by M.I.T. Press, 1973.

1967-68–Laboratory of Community Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Participated in a study of the post-hospital adjustment and outpatient care of a group of psychiatric patients discharged from Boston State Hospital.

NOTE: The photograph at the top of this page is of Rollins Square, a 184-unit mixed-income housing development in the South End of Boston, developed by the Planning Office for Urban Affairs, Archdiocese of Boston. T Lisa Alberghini, who was the president of that organization from 2003-2019, is a former student of Professor Bratt’s. Professor Bratt does not have any direct connection to the project, but she took the photograph!