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Vicki Been

Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Vicki Been is the Judge Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, an Affiliated Professor of Public Policy of the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and a Faculty Director of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Prof. Been returned to NYU in January, 2022, after serving as Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development of the City of New York from May, 2019 to December 2021. From 2014 until 2017, Professor Been served as Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development for the City of New York. Professor Been, who has been on the faculty at NYU since 1990, focuses her scholarship on the intersection of land use, urban policy and housing. Been is a 1983 graduate of New York University School of Law, where she was a Root-Tilden Scholar. She clerked for Judge Edward Weinfeld of the Southern District of New York and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the Supreme Court of the United States.