Max Pollock is a regional coordinator in the Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where he works on the Housing Discrimination Study.
Before joining Urban, Pollock worked as a criminal investigator for several public defense attorneys in Washington, DC, and as a demolition and salvage expert in Philadelphia.
Pollock graduated with a BA in American culture from the University of Michigan in 2007. He earned an MS in city design and social science from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2012, where he graduated with highest honors and received the Cities Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement. While at LSE, his research focused on the redevelopment of affordable housing in Washington, DC, culminating in a thesis that explored how built form, political will, and community organization can variously encourage and frustrate redevelopment.