Carlos Espinoza-Toro is the Director of Community Organizing of the Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition. He provides critical support to the implementation of transition initiatives through engaging with diverse groups, building trust, and addressing the tensions between systemic thinking and on-the-ground development.

Before joining IPS, Carlos worked as a Program Manager at the MIT Community Innovators Lab bringing together volunteers, community members, government officials, nonprofit directors, and academics to develop and implement neighborhood development programs to improve the lives of disadvantaged communities.

Carlos holds a Masters in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


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"Affordable?" For Whom?

As rent prices soar in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, JPNet's State of Our Neighborhood forum helps to give community residents and merchants a voice.