With the right regulations and guardrails in place, Opportunity Zones might catalyze inclusive economic growth in some of the nation’s most distressed neighborhoods. Laurel Blatchford, President of Enterprise Community Partners, comes to the Harvard Kennedy School.
A lunchtime event with Maria Krysan, a professor of sociology at the University of Illinois, Chicago and co-author of the award-winning book, Cycle of Segregation: Social Processes and Residential Stratification,
A collaboration between LatinGSD, GSD Career Services and Loeb Fellowship, the event explores successful non-traditional and multi-scalar fields of practice as opportunities to develop business models via social agency, advocacy, and activism.
Kimberly Dowdell has designed or managed over $100 million in assets as a licensed architect, a real estate project manager, and a city government official. Her career with major architectural and real estate firms in Washington, D.C. and New York coupled with her tenure working with the City of Detroit have rounded out Kimberly’s experience as an equitable development professional.
Through their Residential Energy Efficiency for Low Income Households (REELIH) program, Habitat for Humanity International and USAID have reduced the high home-heating costs in several Balkan countries, where many urban residents live in large, aging, uninsulated and often unmaintained apartment buildings.