Service to the Profession and Community


2014 – Program Assessment Review for the Toulan School’s Masters in Urban Planning program, Portland State University.

2013- Member of site visit team for planning reaccreditation, Columbia University.

2005 – Member of site visit team for planning reaccreditation, California Polytechnic State University.

1996 – 2012. MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Urban Studies and Planning (multiple site visits).


2013 – Present, Israel Science Foundation.

2009- Present, Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Urban Research.

2008- Present, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Peer Review Panel.

2001-Present. North American Editorial Advisory Board, Housing Studies.

1996-Present. Editorial Board, Journal of Planning Literature.

1997-2011. Editorial Board, Housing Policy Debate.

1994-2010. Editorial Board, Journal of Urban Affairs.


2004- Present. Wayland Housing Partnership, Wayland, MA (appointed by Board of Selectmen). Chair, 2012 – 2020.

2012 – 2014 – Community Development Research Advisory Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

1990 – 2015. Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Board of Directors; 2015-2020, Policy Leadership Council.

1983-96 – Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (now known as MassHousing), Member, Multifamily Advisory Committee. Appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis. Chair of the committee on expiring use restrictions, 1990.

1990-93 – Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Advisory Board.

1987-88 – Housing Resource Board. Appointed by Congressman Joseph Kennedy.

1984-86 – Federal Reserve Bank, Member, Consumer Advisory Council. Appointed by the Board of Governors. Chair of the committee on the Community Reinvestment Act, 1985?86.

1984-86 – Somerville Community Housing Resource Board Member.

1978-79 – Planning Board, Wayland, MA (elected office).

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. Lisa Alberghini, who was the president of that organization from 2003-2019, is a former student of Professor Bratt’s.  Professor Bratt did not have any direct connection to the project, but she took the photograph!