A History of Zoning and Segregation in Virginia: Lessons for Today

April 29, 2021


5-6:15 p.m. (ET)

The issues Northern Virginia faces today regarding affordability and inequitable access to housing are due not just to market forces of supply and demand. Our history of zoning and development shaped the way our housing and neighborhoods look and function today.       

Join the Business for a Better World Center and the Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship of the George Mason School of Business to discuss the historic roots of housing inequities and the opportunities for change, based on McGuireWoods’ recent report, “Zoning and Segregation in Virginia: Part 1 – Why Virginia Needs a Study of Zoning Laws and Their Connection to Segregation.”

Featured Speaker: Jonathan Rak – Partner, McGuireWoods 

Jonathan, a former managing partner of McGuireWoods’ Tysons office, has practiced law in Northern Virginia for more than 25 years. His practice concentrates on land use and public utility matters. Jonathan devotes a significant portion of his practice to representing landowners seeking regulatory approvals to develop property.  

Discussion Panel 

Emily Hamilton is a senior research fellow and director of the Urbanity Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Her research focuses on urban economics and land-use policy.  

Tracy Baynard joined McGuireWoods Consulting in 1998. She represents private-sector clients before state and local governments on issues regarding transportation planning, funding and policy; public-private partnership and innovative procurement; education policy; technology policy; and land use and economic development and procurement. 

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