Join us to learn about how the right policies and investments can allow neighborhoods to grow in a way that support racial and economic diversity. The DC region is one of the most diverse places in the country, but remains largely segregated. We’ll talk about the latest research, the policy implications, and why it matters to you.
This event is relevant to anyone across the DC region, but will include a focus on how these best practices relate to Montgomery County’s new general plan, Thrive 2050.
Diverse Neighborhoods Webinar
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom, register to receive link
Dr. Tracy Hadden Loh is a Fellow at Brookings Metro. Prior to joining Brookings, Dr. Loh was senior data scientist at the Center for Real Estate & Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business and the director of research at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Dr. Loh is a graduate of DC public schools and holds a Ph.D. in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Ben Kraft is a research planner in the Research and Strategic Projects Division of Montgomery Planning. His research and planning work focuses on topics related to the economy and employment. Ben has a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.
LaToya Thomas is the Housing Indicator Tool Policy Director at the Housing Association of Nonprofit Developers. She is also the Principal & Founder of Brick & Story, a consultancy focused on using intentional engagement, communication, and storytelling strategies to foster stronger communities and tell the stories of the built environment. LaToya obtained a Master of Regional Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies from Cornell University.
The event will feature short presentations from each of the speakers and a panel discussion, moderated by myself, with the opportunity for the audience to ask questions and engage in the conversation.