Concentrated Poverty

April 12, 2019, 8am PDT
Concern about gentrification in urban areas has dominated the urbanism discussion for more than a decade now, at the expense of a more informed understanding of urban dynamics and the potential for more effective action.
University of Minnesota Law School
November 12, 2018, 11am PST
An economic development professional shares three key takeaways from a recent conference focused on land baking practices.
The Port
January 19, 2017, 8am PST
Poverty and inequality are bad things, but what happens when they coincide? A new study points to a startling increase in the number of U.S. counties suffering from both problems.
CityLab
August 24, 2015, 6am PDT
Voucher recipients live in slightly better neighborhoods than the average poor household, but they still live in economically and racially segregated neighborhoods with poor-performing schools.
Brookings Institute
August 13, 2015, 2pm PDT
The Architecture of Segregation: The slums are racially concentrated, on the rise, and spreading to the suburbs.
CityLab
August 1, 2015, 9am PDT
While the vast majority of cities saw an increase—or no decrease—in neighborhood inequality since 1990, nearly 30 regions became more equal. But paper equality can be problematic when the rich simply up and left town.
Urban Institute
July 28, 2015, 11am PDT
An analysis and accompanying interactive map from the Urban Institute show where the nation's richest and poorest tend to live. The map tells a tale of deeply ingrained wealth segregation.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Blog post
December 15, 2014, 5am PST
Only by better addressing issues of inequity can we create truly sustainable and livable communities. But is that even possible today?
Mark Hough
December 7, 2014, 5am PST
A new report from City Observatory analyzes urban poverty and gentrification using census data from 1970 to 2010.
Next City
August 1, 2014, 10am PDT
Updating the initial "Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty" Brookings report, Elizabeth Kneebone shows where concentrations of poverty have taken root during the Great Recession and subsequently slow recovery period.
Brookings Institution
October 28, 2013, 11am PDT
Against a backdrop of increasing spatial segregation of incomes, Robert J. Sampson looks at how neighborhood inequality influences multiple aspects of everyday life. How we address such inequality indicates what kind of society we want to be.
The New York Times