Ralph McLaughlin, chief economist at Trulia, leads the housing economics research team and provides house hunters with key insights about the economy, housing trends and public policy. His educational background includes a B.S. in geography and regional development from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in planning, policy and design from the University of California at Irvine (with a specialization in urban economics). He has more than a dozen publications and research papers in the fields of housing economics, land use, housing policy, and industrial geography, and most recently was the director of the Real Estate Development Program at San Jose State University.
Metro Talks is a speaker series hosted by four regional agencies housed at the Bay Area Metro Center*. The series brings together prominent leaders and experts to discuss issues of regional significance like housing, community development, climate change, the economy, technology and innovation, and transportation. Metro Talks invites Bay Area residents to mingle over refreshments and light appetizers and connect with neighbors, regional agency staff and leadership, and other interested parties in the beautiful Atrium of the Bay Area Metro Center.
* Hosted by the resident agencies at the Bay Area Metro Center: the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
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* Meetings and events not sponsored or organized by SFHAC are marked with an asterisk. We regularly post events that are of interest to our members and related to our mission. However, it does not mean we are endorsing a particular policy or group.