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Elizabeth Kneebone is the Research Director for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation. In that role, she provides strategic leadership in designing, managing, and implementing the Center’s research portfolio and agenda. Elizabeth’s research expertise includes the geography of poverty in the United States, and how the built environment, housing, and land use policies shape access to economic opportunity.

Before joining the Center, Elizabeth was a Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, where she led the program’s work on urban and suburban poverty and co-authored the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America. She remains affiliated with Brookings as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow.

Prior to Brookings, Elizabeth worked as a Research Project Manager at IFF (formerly Illinois Facilities Fund), where she researched changing neighborhood and community demographics and identified gaps in public and non-profit services and capacity. Elizabeth holds a Master’s degree from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in history from Indiana University.