Comparative urbanization in the global South, urban planning, urban poverty and inequality, community-based development, urban informality, urban services and infrastructure, urban water and sanitation infrastructure and services
Current Research Interest
Community-based planning and poverty alleviation in Indonesia, Thailand, and Cambodia; Transnational community-based planning in Southern California and Oaxaca
Fulbright Scholar (Indonesia)
Einaudi International Faculty Fellow
Beard, Victoria A. and Carolina S. Sarmiento. “Planning, Participation and Money Politics in Santa Ana, California.” Journal of the American Planning Association. 80, no. 2 (2014): 168-181.
Beard, Victoria A. “Household Contributions to Community Development in Indonesia.” World Development, 35, no. 4 (2007): 607-625.