Master's in Urban & Regional Planning

Andrew Trueblood

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Andrew is a housing, economic development, land use, and urban policy professional who supports local and state governments, nonprofits, and businesses that are building more vibrant and equitable futures.

Andrew Trueblood

Between November 2018 and December 2021, he served as the Director of the DC Office of Planning (OP). During this tenure, Andrew prioritized agency efforts around housing and equity. He shepherded the update of the Comprehensive Plan with a focus on updates around housing, equity, resilience, public facilities and COVID-19 recovery. He led OP in its support of Mayor Bowser’s historic housing efforts, including her goal of 36,000 new units by 2025, with 12,000 affordable units. In 2019, OP released the Housing Equity Report which analyzed the history of segregation in the District and presented area-level affordable housing targets with the goal of achieving a more equitable distribution of affordable housing. Andrew also championed regional coordination, including through his role as Chair of the Planning Directors Technical Committee at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, where he helped formulate regional housing targets.


Prior to joining OP, Andrew was the Chief of Staff at DC’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED). Throughout his time at DMPED, he worked to support real estate and business development, improve the agency’s data and analysis capacity and to create open and accessible data and analysis, especially through the creation of the Economic Intelligence program. Before joining the District Government, Andrew helped start up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and worked at Treasury's Community Development Financial Institution Fund. Prior to his federal government service, Andrew worked on redevelopment planning and finance for the DC Housing Authority. Andrew holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and a B.A. from Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs.