Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Sophie Hayward


Urban Praxis

Sophie Middlebrook Hayward has spent nearly 15 years developing and implementing a policy agenda to support a livable San Francisco.

As the Director of Policy at the Mayor’s Office of Housing, and in her previous roles at the Planning Department, she navigated San Francisco’s complex political landscape to advance a range of housing and land use initiatives. In 2016, she founded Urban Praxis, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to facilitating innovative partnerships to expand opportunities to develop and access affordable housing in the Bay Area. Sophie received her undergraduate education at Wesleyan University and earned a Master of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.