Using History to Inform the Housing Challenges of 21st Century Cities
Join us for a discussion about housing’s role in driving urban development over the last several decades and what local partnerships and solutions look like today. Using a newly released book by Lizabeth Cohen, Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age, as a launch point, our conversation will bring together DC-based housing and development practitioners and policymakers to discuss how they work together to catalyze housing as a tool for equitable and effective urban redevelopment.
- Lizabeth Cohen, Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and Distinguished Service Professor, Harvard University
- Kimberly Driggins, Executive Director, Washington Housing Conservancy
- Jamie Gorelick, Board Chair, Urban Institute and Partner, WilmerHale
- Ramon Jacobson, Executive Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation DC
- Lance Loethen, Vice President, Research, Opportunity Finance Network
- Tom Nida, Executive Vice President, Market Executive, City First Bank
- Sasha-Ann Simons, Reporter, Race and Identity, WAMU
- Gustavo Velasquez, Senior Director, Urban–Greater DC, Urban Institute
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