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
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
SPOTLIGHTING CURRENT DEBATES THROUGH ART
The Urban Institute hosts engaging conversations with of-the-moment artists and authors through film screenings, book releases, and other events that connect policy decisions to communities and bring evidence to life.
Registration and reception will be available at 5:00 p.m. Networking reception to continue after the program.