James Stockard is an expert in affordable housing and community development. As a principal for over twenty-five years with the Cambridge-based consulting firm Stockard & Engler & Brigham, he has worked with non-profit groups and public agencies across the country on such issues as affordable housing development, property management, neighborhood revitalization, and supportive service planning. Shortly before coming to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, he served as the court-appointed Special Master for the Department of Public and Assisted Housing in Washington, DC. Mr. Stockard has taught courses on housing policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's School of Architecture, Tufts University, and the Design School. He is the co-author of Managing Affordable Housing, and wrote the epilogue in New Directions in Urban Public Housing. He was the Principal Investigator for the Public Housing Operating Cost Study commissioned by the U.S. Congress. Mr. Stockard has served as a Commissioner of the Cambridge Housing Authority for thirty years (including six terms as chair), and is a founding Trustee of the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He is a past president of the Citizens Housing and Planning Association, Massachusetts' largest research and advocacy group for housing and community development issues. Mr. Stockard is an alumnus of the Loeb Fellowship Program, earned a Master of City Planning degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.