At Urban–Greater DC, we work with community members, local governments, nonprofits, and the private sector. We build knowledge that empowers our partners to build on the region’s assets to confront inequities and create a region of shared prosperity. 






Our Mission


Urban–Greater DC seeks to inform policy debate and decisionmaking to address persistent inequalities and improve economic mobility and access to opportunity in the District of Columbia and the Washington region.

Our Team

Peter A. Tatian
Senior Fellow and Research Director, Urban–Greater DC
Leah Hendey
Senior Research Associate
Mychal Cohen
Research Associate II
Mary Bogle
Senior Research Associate

Our Story

The District of Columbia is the seat of the federal government and the anchor for a large, diverse, and economically vibrant region. 

With our partners and neighbors, we work to ensure that the region’s newfound prosperity and success reach all residents and that the opportunities of growth are shared equitably.

The Urban Institute has strong roots in the DC region, our home base for the past 50 years. Through deep local and regional partnerships, we share and apply knowledge, elevate debate, and generate solutions that improve lives and create shared prosperity. 

Through Urban­–Greater DC, the Urban Institute is a partner in the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, representing the Washington, DC, region. NNIP is a learning network of independent organizations in 30 cities that share a mission to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use information to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods.

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