Poverty

One of the sad contradictions of the revival of core urban areas has been the clash between waves of investment and affluence with large populations of homelessness. Many cities are still coming to terms with the issue, much less solving it.
4 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
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After reading another article asking whether suburbia has a future, it occurred to me that some suburbs have more of a future than others. But which ones? Blog Post
Jan 13, 2016   By Michael Lewyn
Land use and transportation planning decisions provide a framework on which other social policies have created particularly isolating and intractable poverty in the South.
Jan 5, 2016   The Washington Post
According to a wide-ranging poll conducted by the Detroit Free Press, residents have regained some optimism about their city and its management. Sixty-nine percent said Detroit is headed in the right direction.
Dec 21, 2015   Detroit Free Press
The diffuse structure of suburbs makes it more efficient, according to this Brooking Institution post, to invest in individuals rather than places to fight poverty.
Nov 25, 2015   Brookings
This blog is part of the World Resources Report (WRR) series. The WRR looks at cities as drivers of economic and social opportunity, and simultaneously as areas with concentrations of poverty, environmental degradation, and inequality.
Nov 23, 2015   TheCityFix
In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.
Nov 4, 2015   Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
A map of Pittsburgh's food deserts illustrates a nationwide problem with food insecurity.
Oct 26, 2015   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
As people and jobs stream into the district, downtown's long-simmering problems butt up against vigorous urban renewal. Crime is up, but so are property values.
Sep 23, 2015   Los Angeles Times
It used to be that the nation's rural areas suffered from the highest poverty rates. Today, nearly half of the American poor live in mid-sized counties.
Sep 21, 2015   Pew Research Center
While the Census Bureau reported impressive findings on the reduction of Americans without health insurance last year, there was nothing impressive in the numbers on income and poverty, notwithstanding an increase in employment.
Sep 19, 2015   The New York Times