Tracy Hadden Loh is a data scientist at the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business. Her recent work focuses measuring the value of the elements of urban placemaking. Prior to joining GW, she was the director of research at the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. She is a graduate of the District of Columbia public school system and holds a combined B.A. and B.Sc. in urban studies and computational math from Brown University. She completed her Ph.D. in city and regional planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation explored the inherent conflict between the governance level of environmental regulation in US cities and the geographic scale at which tradeoffs and consequences occur. Her research explores the idea of metropolitan areas as emergent systems, and applies descriptive measures and simulation techniques to topics such as commercial real estate, stormwater management, and bicycle facility network planning.
Loh served two years on the Mount Rainier City Council in Prince George's County, MD. She is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Bicycle Transportation of the Transportation Research Board at the National Academy of Sciences and a contributor to the blog Greater Greater Washington.