Alan Mallach

Alan Mallach

Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC. He is the author of many works on housing and planning, including Bringing Buildings Back and Building a Better Urban Future: New Directions for Housing Policies in Weak Market Cities. He has served as director of housing and economic development for Trenton, N.J. as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Webinar: Designing the Megaregion and Healing the Divided City

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 1:00pm EDT
Cities are growing into megaregions. As these megaregions grow, we are at a pivotal moment where we can choose to create more meaningful, better connected designs. These designs should be informed by GIS data mapping of sensitive environmental areas. Layered upon that should be investments into high speed rail and affordable housing. Zoning, both up-zoning and an examination of historic exclusionary zoning, must also be factored in. Throughout all this, equity needs to be the defining narrative to ensure that all people benefit, and no one is left behind.

Celebrity Ask Strong Towns: Divided City author Alan Mallach

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm EDT
Ask two random Americans whether they think post-industrial cities are “coming back,” and you’re likely to get two very different answers—even if both of those people live in the Rust Belt themselves. That’s because much of the development in the Detroits, Baltimores, and Clevelands of the world have been highly concentrated in just a handful of lucky neighborhoods. And the rest of the city, in many cases, have fallen into sharper patterns of decline than ever.