Paul C. Brophy is a principal with Brophy & Reilly LLC, a consulting firm specializing in economic development and neighborhood improvement, the management of complex urban redevelopment projects, and the development of mixed-income housing communities. Brophy has been a senior adviser to the Center for Community Progress, a senior scholar at the George Warren Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, and a senior adviser to Enterprise Community Partners. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Urban and Regional Planning.
Brophy is co-author or editor of four books: On the Edge: America's Middle Neighborhoods (2016); Neighborhood Revitalization: Theory and Practice (1975); Housing and Local Government (1982), and A Guide to Careers in Community Development (2001). He holds a master's degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Lasalle University.