Tyler Haupert

Tyler Haupert is a doctoral candidate in urban planning at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. His research focuses primarily on the intersection of housing outcomes and neighborhood quality in the United States and other advanced economies. To explore this nexus, he undertakes quantitative and mixed-methods examinations of the economic and policy mechanisms contributing to racial and ethnic disparities, segregation, and exclusion. He also incorporates data science methods in his work, striving to leverage ‘big data’ sources, web-scraped data, and complex administrative data sets to answer pressing urban questions. Haupert is currently finishing his dissertation, titled "The Impact of Automated Borrower Risk Assessment Technology on Racial Disparities in Mortgage Lending." He holds a Master in Urban Planning degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Pepperdine University. He also has professional experience in the public education, affordable housing development, and research sectors, most recently at Skid Row Housing Trust and Columbia World Projects.

Research Interests

Built Environment
Community Development
Place-Based Interventions
Urban Equity
Urban Planning
Urban Health
Urban Policy


American Community Survey
Administrative Data (state or national)
Current Population Survey
Decennial Census
NYC Survey Data (e.g. Community Health Survey, Housing and Vacancy Survey)
NYC Administrative Data
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Poverty Tracker Data
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act
Mortgage Application Register