ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing Executive Director Lynn Ross Appointed to Advisory Boards of Housing Policy Debate and National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities


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WASHINGTON (December 19, 2013) – Lynn Ross, executive director of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housing, has been named to the national editorial advisory board of Housing Policy Debate, edited by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and published by Routledge; and to the national advisory committee for the recently launched National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC), which is based in the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development at the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Schools of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

Housing Policy Debate provides a venue for original research on U.S. housing policy. Published quarterly, it covers affordable housing policy, fair housing policy, land use regulations influencing housing affordability, metropolitan development trends, and linkages between housing policy and energy, environmental, and transportation policies.

NIMC serves as a national resource for research and information on creating and sustaining mixed-income communities. Its mission is to help reduce urban poverty and promote successful mixed-income communities by facilitating high-quality research and making information easily available to policy makers and industry practitioners. In November 2013, NIMC released its first State of the Field Scan on Social Dynamics in Mixed-Income Developments. The report, which is NIMC’s first effort to collect data across a broad set of mixed-income developments nationwide, focuses on the social dynamics of mixed-income communities, including issues related to social interaction, community building and governance.

“NIMC is an important new effort with a mission closely aligned to that of the Terwilliger Center and I look forward to serving on the committee,” Ross said. “Housing Policy Debate has been a part of my required reading as a community development professional for many years. I am honored to be a part of such a venerable journal.”

About the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing
The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing was established in 2007 with a $5 million endowment to ULI from former ULI Chairman J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential and chairman of the ULI Terwilliger Center. The mission of the Center is to expand housing opportunity by leveraging the private sector and other partners to create and sustain mixed-income, mixed-use urban and suburban neighborhoods that incorporate a full spectrum of housing choices including workforce housing.

About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (uli.org) is a global nonprofit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 30,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.