Arthur Rodgers serves on the faculty of the Urban & Regional Planning program and is the Senior Housing Planner for the District of Columbia Office of Planning.
Rodgers has over 20 years of experience in urban planning, housing finance, and community development. At the D.C. Office of Planning, Rodgers’ work has included major housing initiatives such as the research and design of the Washington D.C. 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 an in-depth study of a potential commercial linkage program for affordable housing.
Rodgers is an expert in real estate economics, housing 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 Neighborhood Housing Services in Buffalo, NY. He has been a speaker at conferences and sponsored events including Rail-Volution, NHC Solutions, National Inclusionary Housing Conference, Urban Land Institute, and New Partners for Smart Growth.
He did his graduate work in City & Regional Planning from Cornell University, and has a B.A. in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo.