Doctor of Social Sciences
Evaine K. Sing is a community development strategist who works with vulnerable and under-resourced communities, non-profits and local governments to create opportunities for change and to encourage resident ownership and participation of those changes. Sing believes that through accessible and inclusive stakeholder engagement, communities can work together to increase economic and racial equity by mobilizing existing skills and community assets. She has spent the last seven years working in the non-profit sector with communities facing challenges related to blight and vacancy. As a registered landscape architect with a background in public policy and management, Sing’s focus on the issues that affect communities looking to stabilize or grow has resulted in policy changes and an outgrowth of local leadership at the community level. She has presented across the United States on innovative and intentional engagement strategies and has been acknowledged for her ability to put ideas into action. Her research interests include the intersection of inequity, blight and opportunity, with emphasis on local leadership among residents. Sing holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech (2005) and a Master of Public Policy and Management from the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University (2012).