Pursuing Inclusive Growth: Placed-based Strategies for Economic Growth, Social Mobility and Housing Affordability
September 27, 2015
The American Planning Association's Burnham Forum series examines the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape America's communities over the next half century.
The nation has been rocked by violence in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore. While many communities are experiencing rapid growth, concerns about social equity are also on the rise. How can good planning not only support economic prosperity but also address inequality and economic mobility?
Journalist and Wonkblog writer Emily Badger moderates a discussion with a panel of experts to talk about how we can achieve a vision of inclusive growth for the nation’s cities and communities.
Renée Lewis Glover
Renée Lewis Glover is nationally recognized for her role in transforming U.S. urban policy. For nearly two decades she headed the Atlanta Housing Authority. Now she chairs the Habitat for Humanity International Board of Directors and sits on the National Advisory Board of the new J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for America's Families. Earlier this year the Penn Institute for Urban Research gave her its Urban Leadership Award for her work in guiding cities toward a vibrant future.
Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University, is known for his work on inequality, segregation, economic mobility, and the geography of poverty. His book Poverty and Place won critical praise, and his new report on The Architecture of Segregation has sparked strong interest in the media. In addition to his role at Rutgers, he is a senior research affiliate at the University of Michigan's National Poverty Center. He also consults with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on issues such as suburban poverty.
Shelley Poticha directs Natural Resources Defense Council's Urban Solutions program, working for better cities that support thriving people. Her past initiatives at NDRC include Smart Growth America. Before joining NRDC, she was a senior advisor at HUD and headed Reconnecting America, where she emerged as a national leader in land-use reform and equitable transit-oriented development. Earlier, she served as executive director of the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Emily Badger covers urban policy for the Washington Post's Wonkblog. She frequently writes about urban planning, housing, transportation, poverty, and inequality. Also on her radar: how technology will change the way we move around cities and what urban design means for economic mobility. Before coming to the Post, she was at The Atlantic Cities. A Chicago native, she has lived in Portland, Cleveland, Orlando, Tallahassee, Paris, Norfolk, and Atlanta.