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Jennifer S. Vey

Senior Fellow, Centennial Scholar Initiative, and Co-Director - Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking

Jennifer Vey is a senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Her work primarily focuses on the competitiveness and quality of life of cities and metro areas in the innovation economy.

She is the author of “Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy,” “Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities,” “Organizing for Success: A Call to Action for the Kansas City Region,” and “Higher Education in Pennsylvania: A Competitive Asset for Communities.” She has also co-authored numerous other Brookings publications, including “Connect to Compete:  How the University City-Center City Innovation District Can Help Philadelphia Excel Globally and Serve Locally” and “One Year After: Observations on the Rise of Innovation Districts,” as well as co-edited Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas, published by the American Assembly and Brookings Institution Press.

Prior to joining Brookings in June, 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.

Jennifer Vey is a senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Her work primarily focuses on the competitiveness and quality of life of cities and metro areas in the innovation economy.

She is the author of “Building from Strength: Creating Opportunity in Greater Baltimore’s Next Economy,” “Restoring Prosperity: The State Role in Revitalizing America’s Older Industrial Cities,” “Organizing for Success: A Call to Action for the Kansas City Region,” and “Higher Education in Pennsylvania: A Competitive Asset for Communities.” She has also co-authored numerous other Brookings publications, including “Connect to Compete:  How the University City-Center City Innovation District Can Help Philadelphia Excel Globally and Serve Locally” and “One Year After: Observations on the Rise of Innovation Districts,” as well as co-edited Retooling for Growth: Building a 21st Century Economy in America’s Older Industrial Areas, published by the American Assembly and Brookings Institution Press.

Prior to joining Brookings in June, 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.

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