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Conversation with former NYC Deputy Mayor Vicki Been

Our distinguished guest today is Vicki Been, former Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development for New York City, present faculty director of the Furman Center. Ms. Been clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun.

Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, with Mayor Bill de Blasio (photo: Ed Reed/NYC Mayor's Office)

Professor Vicki Been served as NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development from 2019 to 2021. Previously, she served as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, leading the 2400-person agency to promote affordable housing. Under her leadership, the agency financed the preservation or new construction of 62,500 affordable homes in just three years. She is also a distinguished legal scholar at NYU Law School.


Bincheng Mao co-moderates this interview along with Ariana Alvarez. Bincheng is the chief editor of Inclusion Advocate and President of the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance (ECC). Ariana is a Foreign Affairs IT Fellow at the United States Department of State.

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Inclusion Advocate - Unscripted is an interview series produced by the East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination (ECC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting minority inclusion.


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