William Downie

William Downie is a graduate student in the Master of City of Regional Planning program at the Bloustein School. He is interested in affordable housing development, equitable economic development, neighborhood revitalization, and brownfield redevelopment in post-industrial communities, and ultimately hopes to help stressed and disadvantaged communities develop in an equitable and sustainable way. Prior to joining the Bloustein School, Will worked in city planning in Rhode Island, before moving first to the National League of Cities to advance municipal issues at the national level, and then into the legal realm, where we worked on a number of issues related to international trade and industrial policy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and Political Science from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.