Christian Alexander


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Selected Legal Work
(Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell LLP)

Maryland Department of Transportation
Represent Maryland DOT regarding regulatory status and strategies for use of state-owned rail lines, including freight use, light rail, and public trail use.

New York City
Represent NYC Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Department of Environmental Quality before federal regulatory bodies and in negotiations with other parties concerning various rail, rail-trail, and rail-to-harbor projects.

Selected Planning Work


Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign
Providing planning and design expertise to support grassroots a small-scale farmer's group.

Selected Policy Work


African Centre for Cities
Provided research assistance for corruption in planning study seeking to build professional ethical practices in Zambia and South Africa.

Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Provided research support to international interdisciplinary team of academics studying the implications of drone experimentation in Africa.

Ndifuna Ukwazi
Researched and analyzed diverse array of anti-gentrification policies from cities around the world for non-profit operating in Cape Town, South Africa.

Selected Articles and Publications

Cape Town's 'Day Zero' Water Crisis, One Year Later.
CityLab. 12.04.2019. Grist. 21.04.2019.

Cape Town's Controversial Plan to Solve Its Water Crisis for Good.
Earther. 29.03.2018.

Why Cape Town Is About to Run Out of Water.
Earther. 22.01.2018.

NCRRP Legal Research Digest 3: Issues That Emerge When Public Entities Acquire a Real Property Interest in Rail Lines.
Co-Authored with Charles A. Spitulnik and Allison I. Fultz. Transportation Research Board's National Cooperative Rail Research Program. 2016.

18,000 Americans without Electricity: Illuminating and Solving the Navajo Energy Crisis.
Co-Authored with David Tarasi, Julie Nania, Bob Gregory, Naree Chan, and Doug Vilsack. 22 Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy 263. 2011.

On-Site Renewable Energy and Public Finance: How and Why Municipal Bond Financing is the Key to Propagating Access to On-Site Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency.
Co-Authored with Jason R. Wiener. 26 Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal 559. 2010.

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