Art Rodgers is the Senior Housing Planner for the DC Office of Planning.
He has over 20 years of experience in urban planning, housing finance, and community development. At the Office of Planning, Mr. Rodgers’ work has included major housing initiatives such as the research and design of the District’s Inclusionary Zoning Program; an overhaul of the city’s downtown zoning to encourage residential and mixed-use development; detailed analysis and technical support to the District’s Comprehensive Housing Strategy efforts and a study of a potential commercial linkage program for affordable housing. His skills include real estate economics, policy and market analysis, population forecasting and GIS analysis.
Prior to joining the Office of Planning, he worked as a planning consultant, an investment officer at the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust and a Home Ownership Coordinator at a Neighborhood Housing Services in Buffalo, NY. He did his graduate work at Cornell University’s Department of City & Regional Planning, and received a BA in Environment Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has presented at several conferences and events including Rail-Volution, NHC Solutions, National Inclusionary Housing Conference, Urban Land Institute and New Partners for Smart Growth.
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