This is a past event. View a recording of the webinar and EIG’s key takeaways for more information. You can also visit EIG’s website to read  The Expanded Geography of High-Poverty Neighborhoods and The Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty, and explore our interactive map of high-poverty neighborhoods across the United States. 

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) recently launched the Neighborhood Poverty Project with two new reports analyzing the spread and persistence of high-poverty neighborhoods throughout the United States over the last four decades. The research finds that while the last national economic expansion brought growth and prosperity to many areas, it failed to reverse the spread of high-poverty neighborhoods the country has experienced going back to 1980.

On May 13th, the authors of the report will host a webinar to discuss the project’s findings and the implications for the policy responses to COVID-19’s economic fallout. Joining them in the discussion are Alan Mallach and Alan Berube. Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C., and author of The Divided City. A city planner, advocate, and writer, he is nationally known for his work on housing, economic development, and urban revitalization. Alan Berube is a senior fellow and deputy director at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and coauthor of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America. He has also authored dozens of publications on economic and demographic trends in metropolitan areas and the role of cities in a globalizing economy.

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Join us Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET.

Visit EIG’s website to read our latest reports, The Expanded Geography of High-Poverty Neighborhoods and The Persistence of Neighborhood Poverty, and explore our interactive map of high-poverty neighborhoods across the United States.

Event Speakers

Alan Mallach

Center for Community Progress

Alan Berube

Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Kenan Fikri

Economic Innovation Group

August Benzow

Economic Innovation Group