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Jennifer S. Vey is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings. Vey’s work primarily explores how place-based policies and practices can generate widespread social, economic, and environmental benefits. Vey is the author or co-author of dozens of Brookings publications examining the changing place needs of people and businesses; the implications of these shifts on how we live and work; and how transformative placemaking investments can support the development of more vibrant, connected, and inclusive communities. Vey also 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 2001, Vey was a community planning and development specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Vey 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 S. Vey is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program and the Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings. Vey’s work primarily explores how place-based policies and practices can generate widespread social, economic, and environmental benefits. Vey is the author or co-author of dozens of Brookings publications examining the changing place needs of people and businesses; the implications of these shifts on how we live and work; and how transformative placemaking investments can support the development of more vibrant, connected, and inclusive communities. Vey also 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 2001, Vey was a community planning and development specialist at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Vey 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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