Reza Mortaheb is an architect, urban planner, and urban researcher. Mr. Mortaheb has more than five years of professional experience in urban planning research and practice and is a PhD candidate in the Urban Systems Program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University. His most recent position was at the New Jersey Innovation Institute where as a researcher, planner, and GIS analyst he contributed to the TAB Program helping distressed communities revitalize underutilized or vacant industrial and manufacturing sites and buildings. Mr. Mortaheb holds a Master’s degree in architecture and a Master of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Reza’s area of focus is federal and state housing policies and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).