Intern

Clayton joined the Urban3 team as an intern during the Spring of 2022. He is a third-year undergraduate student at Columbia University majoring in urban planning, and he currently writes freelance news investigations for the San Antonio Express-News about issues related to transportation, development, and the environment. His recent investigation of San Antonio’s transit police department is being used by police reform activists to demand changes to the department’s operations. With a background in journalism, Clay enjoys conducting research that fuses quantitative findings with interviews, leading to more revealing, informative results. Hailing from San Antonio, Texas, Clay is deeply interested in the social, economic, and environmental implications of car-dependent built-environments and the policies cities can implement to de-sprawl. He finds Urban3’s analyses to be especially powerful because they objectively show the inefficiencies of suburban sprawl, an effective tool to change minds.