Peter Dreier is the E. P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. He formerly served as director of housing for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and as senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn. In 1993, the Clinton administration appointed him to the Advisory Board of the Resolution Trust Corporation, the savings-and-loan clean-up agency. Among his coauthored books are The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (2012), The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2006), and Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century (2001).
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