This report is a collaborative effort from researchers at the Brookings Institution, Fannie Mae, Georgetown University and the George Washington University. We are particularly grateful to the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration and the George Washington Institute for...
In the 1930s the Washington, DC African American
community was concentrated in the heart of the city. During the second half of the 20th century DC’s African
American population migrated rapidly eastward, including
beyond the city’s boundaries into Maryland. Now, eight
decades later, the...
Amazon’s search for its second headquarters home has led
cities across the country to lay out what many contend are
extravagant incentive packages. How big are these incentive
packages? And how much of economic development
inducements are run though the particularly opaque tax
code? In this...
Introduction: In 1977, the White Flint Mall opened to great acclaim as Maryland’s premier mall, complete with glass
elevators, glamorous anchor stores, and an exciting eatery. Now, more than four decades later, White Flint
Mall is situated in a sea of empty parking lots. Except for anchor...