The Story Behind Suburban Poverty

Next American City talks with the Brookings Institution's Elizabeth Kneebone about the growth of poverty in suburban areas.

"Contrary to popular belief, suburbs are now home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country. Why is this happening and who are the suburban poor?"

Kneebone discusses how poverty has seen such a stark increase in suburban areas, and how the decentralization of jobs has fueled both the growth of the suburbs and their subsequent increase in poverty rates.

Full Story: Interview with Elizabeth Kneebone: The Suburbanization of Poverty

Comments

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $16.95 a month
Woman wearing city map tote bag

City Shoulder Totes - New Cities Added!

Durable CityFabric© shoulder tote bags available from 7 different cities.
$22.00

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00