Jennifer Vey, a senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, focuses primarily on the role of place and placemaking in driving inclusive economic growth and development. She is the author of several Brookings publications, including Why We Need To Invest in Transformative Placemaking. She is the co-author of Connect to Compete: How the University City-Center City Innovation District Can Help Philadelphia Excel Globally and Serve Locally, One Year After: Observations on the Rise of Innovation Districts, and Assessing Your Innovation District: A How-To Guide, among other publications, and is the co-editor of Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas. Prior to joining Brookings in 2001, she was a community planning and development specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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