Jennifer Vey is a senior fellow within Brookings's Metropolitan Policy program where she also serves as director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking. Her research and writings primarily focus on how place-based policies and practices can generate widespread economic, social, and environmental benefits. Prior to joining Brookings in 2001, Jennifer was a community planning and development specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She earned a Master of Planning degree from the University of Virginia and holds a B.A. in Geography from Bucknell University. She lives with her family in Baltimore, where she has served on the boards of several nonprofits focused on economic development, arts and culture, and placemaking.
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