Research Fellows

The Research Fellows program is meant to steward in the next generation of planners. By bringing in undergraduate and graduate students in the area, Inclusive Action stays connected to the academic discourse happening at local schools and universities while informing their research with practice.

The program itself is four months long, coinciding with our annual PLUS² event to showcase their original research and provide access to many professionals in the field. Throughout the program, the fellows will receive training in skills and computer programs of their choosing, while getting access to in-depth conversations with leading urban practitioners.


Our 2019 cohort worked on three distinct issues


Small business gentrification in North East Los Angeles and the ways that corner markets weather neighborhood change;

The effects of public investment on small businesses during construction of public infrastructure projects; and,

Worker cooperatives and ways in which Los Angeles can support alternative forms of business ownership to help close the wealth gap.