Brittney Drakeford

Brittney Drakeford
Location: Cottage City, Maryland Cohort Start Year: 2017 Project Topic: Built Environment/Housing/Planning Populations Served: Low-Income Communities, Urban Communities
Gethsemane United Methodist Church

Despite being one of the most affluent counties in the country, Prince George’s County, Maryland, has significant health and economic disparities. Many of these disparities can be attributed to suburban sprawl and land-use decisions over the course of nearly 50 years. To remedy these issues, I believe we need to reimagine community investment as an opportunity for neighbors to conspire to make their towns better through communal ownership, inclusivity, and long-term positive commitment.

I am a radically hospitable urban planner and sixth-generation native of Prince George’s County. I am passionate about helping people in my hometown become more effective advocates for change.

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