COMMUNITY TRAILBLAZERS IN HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
This is an archive of all Community Trailblazers content. It provides a historical perspective on the creation of housing and communities.
The Oral History of Housing and Communities
In the Community TrailBlazers Podcast, we are featuring Fellows of the American Academy of Housing and Communities who have had a major impact on world affairs, federal policy, and the development of community culture through courageous action to bring about change. Most have lived through many Presidents, many generations, and many changes. We capture their thoughts on the last 50 years of public policy and discuss what the future may hold.
Kent Watkins founded this honorary society, consisting of the top national and international thought leaders and implementers in the field of urbanism. These include heads of federal agencies and their senior staffs, as well as urbanist leaders in social welfare, health, education, culinary arts, art and poetry, transportation, climate and others who have made an impact on the culture of the areas we live in. All are considered peers and have achieved success in some unique way. Referred to as the Academy Series, Nan McKay spotlights one of these trailblazers each week.