Baltimore resident. House flipper. And activist. Greg is fighting for justice in the midst of turbulent times in Baltimore.
Jimmy is a proud resident of Levittown, NY. Reminiscing about his earlier days, growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a police officer, Jimmy reflects on an unfortunate history that few know about.
Jim "The Realtor" is selling the American dream in Southern California. But just below the bravado of a top performing real estate broker is a man fed up with the corruption his own industry.
After serving two years as a Kellogg Health Scholar at Morgan State University, Lawrence was hired as an Assistant Professor in the Morgan State School of Community Health and Policy in January 2013. His scholarly work focuses on the intersection of masculinity, racism, and health; the impact of residential displacement and financial disinvestment on community health; and understanding ethics and economic development in the domain of global health
Robert Shiller is a professor of Economics at Yale University. He's the co-creator of the Case/Shiller Housing index, a gold-standard for housing data for the Standards & Poor's.
Shiller received the 2013 Nobel Prize in economics for his work in the American housing industry.
Nikole Hannah-Jones is a journalist for the New York Times and a 2017 MacArthur Genius Fellow for her work investigating the way racial segregation in housing and schools is maintained through official action and policy.
She has written extensively about school re-segregation across the country and the utter disarray of hundreds of school desegregation orders. She has also chronicled the decades-long failure of the federal government to enforce the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act and wrote one of the most widely read analyses of the racial implications of the controversial Fisher v. University of Texas affirmative action Supreme Court case.
Richard Rothstein is a researcher at the Economic Policy Institute and the author of "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America."
Rey Ramsey has worked in housing his entire professional life. Serving as Chairman of Habitat For Humanity for several years, Rey has fought for more access to affordable housing. He is currently the managing partner at Centri Capital, an impact investment fund focused on the development of affordable housing.
Dianne Harris is an architectural and urban historian and editor of "Second Suburb: Levittown, Pennsylvania." She is currently a senior program officer at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation where she focuses on Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities. From 2015–2017 she served as dean of the College of Humanities and as professor of history at the University of Utah.
Matthew is a fellow at the Open Markets Institute in Washington DC. His research tracks the history of the relationship between concentrated financial power and the Democratic party in the 20th century.
Prior to joining the Open Markets program, he spent six years on Capitol Hill, most recently as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Budget Committee where he focused on trade, competition policy, and financial services. He has helped author legislation on Federal Reserve reform, the concentration of power among banks, and the restructuring of our trading arrangements.
Charles, or Chuck as his friend's call him, is a civil engineer-turned urban planning advocate. His experience developing suburban sprawl forced him to re-examine the way in which America develops its neighborhoods and cities. He now operates an educational non-profit called Strong Towns, working to support a model of development that allows America's cities, towns, and neighborhoods to become more financially resilient.
Michael Maltzan is an LA-based architect and AIA fellow. From large institutional projects to social housing work, his designs have received numerous prestigious awards over the years.
Leigh is the Senior Editor at large for Fortune Magazine. She also published "The End of the Suburbs" in 2013. The book covered the strange and unique experience of suburban development in the US, exposing the system as having been unsustainable from the start.