URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Rolf Pendall
Expert

Rolf Pendall

Institute Fellow

Biography

Rolf Pendall is an institute fellow at the Urban Institute. His research expertise includes metropolitan growth trends; land-use planning and regulation; federal, state, and local affordable housing policy and programs; and racial residential segregation and the concentration of poverty. He directs the Urban Institute’s Mapping America’s Futures project, a platform for exploring implications of future demographic change at the local level. Other recent projects include Urban’s evaluation of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Choice Neighborhoods demonstration; a HUD-funded research study on the importance of cars to housing choice voucher users; and long-standing membership in the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions. Between 1998 and mid-2010, Pendall was a professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University, where he taught courses and conducted research on land use planning, growth management, and affordable housing.

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