Peter Tatian Joins LISC DC’s Local Advisory Committee

Tatian_0041_1599x1599 (4)Peter A. Tatian, a Senior Fellow in the Urban Institute’s Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, recently joined our Local Advisory Committee (LAC).

The LAC supports our mission, oversees the success of our initiatives, makes recommendations for our program actions, and represents LISC DC in the community.

Peter is currently leading NeighborhoodInfo DC, a neighborhood data system and civic engagement tool for the District of Columbia that is part of the Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership.

He also heads the Institute’s work providing technical assistance on data collection and use to grantees of the U.S. Department of Education’s Promise Neighborhoods initiative.

Peter’s areas of interest include housing policy, neighborhood indicators, and community development.

When asked, “What is an important factor to consider when trying to leverage successful public/private partnerships in community development?”

 

Peter responded, “I think it is crucial to engage with and involve the community throughout the process, to as large an extent as possible.”

Having community voices helps ensure that the eventual development will better meet their needs and will have the broad base support that is required for success, he added.  We couldn’t agree more and are glad to have Peter as a member of our LAC.

FUN FACT ABOUT PETER: Peter has been learning Japanese brush and ink calligraphy for the past four years. It helps him relax and exercises a part of his mind that he normally doesn’t get to use.