Described as an innovative new tool for American economic development, Opportunity Zones were introduced into the tax code through the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017. Ben Seigel was named Baltimore City’s first Opportunity Zones Coordinator in October 2018.
From the 1940s to the 1980s, about 1 in 5 Americans moved every year. Today, only about 1 in 10 Americans move each year. Moreover, while the largest declines in mobility have been among young adults...
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.