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

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

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“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

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

Jenny Schuetz from Brookings Institution has an answer.

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"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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