Marisa Turesky examines how identity and emotion shape people's access to urban spaces and services. She has led research-advocacy projects in partnership with cross-sector policy leaders and published in top journals, including the Journal of the American Planning Association and the Journal of Planning Literature. She is a community-based researcher and advocate focusing on urban planning and policy inquiries into structural equity through mixed methods. She designs and directs projects that address the roots of inequities as well as the strategies that communities uses to redistribute resources to advance equity. She does this by integrating community organizing practices into urban planning concepts toward strengthening a vision for transformative change.