Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, a non-resident senior fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program of The Brookings Institution in Washington DC and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has been engaged in housing, planning, and community and economic development as a public and private sector practitioner, advocate and scholar for forty-five years. He has taught at Rutgers University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and elsewhere, served as a Brookings Scholar at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for the 2010-2011 academic year, and currently teaches at Pratt Institute in New York City. His books include A Decent Home: Planning, Building and Preserving Affordable Housing (2009) published by Planners Press, and Bringing Buildings Back: From Vacant Properties to Community Assets, which appeared first in 2006, and in a second, revised edition in 2010.
He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and received his B.A. degree from Yale University.