Gilda Haas is an organizer, popular educator, and urban planner who has been helping grassroots organizations build economic projects and institutions from the ground up for the past thirty-five years. Ms. Haas taught economic development at UCLA’s Department of Urban Planning for about 30 years, where she also established the Community Scholars Program.
Gilda was the founding Executive Director of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, a founder of the national Right to the City Alliance, and has developed business plans for democratic enterprises such as a credit union and land trust.
Gilda currently works as a core faculty member in Antioch University’s new Urban Sustainability M.A. program; as her alter-ego, Dr. Pop; and as a coach to the next generation of leaders in the movement for social, economic, and environmental justice.
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