Jeffrey Kruth is an urban designer at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. He contributes to the design, research, and teaching aspects of the practice. His primary interests include affordable housing, industrial heritage, civic spaces, urban theory, praxis, and pedagogy. Prior to returning to his hometown of Cleveland, Jeffrey lived in New Haven, Connecticut where he worked for the award-winning affordable housing developer Neighborhood Housing Services of New Haven, Inc. and the Yale Urban Design Workshop (YUDW) under the direction of Professor Alan Plattus. Jeffrey has worked on a range of projects including: affordable housing in Cincinnati, Ohio, a LEED Platinum certified project at the Home Improvement & Energy Conservation Laboratory in New Haven, several single-family historic houses in New Haven, and the Naugatuck Valley Industrial Heritage Trail in Southwest Connecticut. Jeffrey received a BA from Miami University (Ohio) in Urban & Regional Planning and Geography, and a Master’s of Architecture, also from Miami University.