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A 10 Year Reflection on the Williams Administration's Development Legacy

"Opportunities for D.C. Growth Are ‘Greater Than Ever’"

“closing public housing [in a place like Cairo, Illinois] ... is the equivalent of losing the major employer in town and all the jobs and opportunity related to it,” Jenny Schuetz in the Wall Street Journal. Schuetz is a Fellow, Metropolitan Policy, Brookings Institution and Senior Scholar, Center for Washington Area Studies

Which metros have enough housing capacity to absorb Amazon's HQ2?

Jenny Schuetz from Brookings Institution has an answer.

"When holdouts sell, yes, developers win, but so do cities at large, Brooks argues." Washington Post's Wonkblog discussing Center Director Brooks's research on land assembly.

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