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Aja Kennedy

Aja Kennedy

Aja Kennedy

Aja Kennedy


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Tufts University

Undergraduate School
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jessica Vonashek, Chief of Economic and Community Development, Norwalk, CT

Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Tom Hopper, Director of Research and Analytics

Description of Fellowship
Aja Kennedy will partner with Massachussetts Housing Partnership (MHP) to investigate the projected impact of the new Massachusetts Section 3A Zoning Law. Aja will use MHP’s new Transport Oriented Development Explorer database to develop insights to inform MHP’s Complete Neighborhood Guidelines, which inform municipalities how to comply with the new zoning law while minimizing any harm to local communities. Guidelines will be disseminated in the form of training sessions, recorded videos, and/or briefing materials.