Director of Research
Edward Lynch is the Director of Research with the Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research at Detroit Future City (DFC). In this role, Edward leads research and planning projects for the Center and DFC, including reports such as The State of Economic Equity in Detroit, Growing Detroit’s African American Middle Class, and 139 Square Miles.
Prior to joining DFC, Edward spent five years working for Hamilton Anderson and Associates, where he collaborated with a range of clients to create plans at the city and neighborhood level and conducted detailed data analysis to support of those planning efforts. Edward is a certified planner and a member of the American Planning Association – Michigan Chapter. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture and Design and Lawrence Technological University.
Edward has a master’s degree in urban planning from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in history from Michigan State University.