The Divided City: A Discussion with Alan Mallach
Join us for a conversation with Alan Mallach, author of The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.
Comments provided by
Joseph Della Fave, Executive Director of Ironbound Community Corporation
Larisa Ortiz, Principal of Larisa Ortiz Associates and Commissioner of the New York City Planning Commission
Professor Laura Wolf-Powers of Hunter College's Department of Urban Policy and Planning
The factories may be gone, but millennials are flocking to affordable, once-industrial cities like Newark, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. But alongside their revival, these cities are turning into places of growing inequality, where small, glittering enclaves of prosperity are ringed by larger areas of decline, where millions are relegated to lives of poverty and hopelessness. Alan Mallach, a leading authority on economics and urban revitalization, shows how these cities have come to where they are today, why despite the success of small-scale efforts to build opportunity and inclusive prosperity, no city has yet been able to do so, and how cities can apply the lessons of successful efforts to become places of hope and opportunity.
Please register to join us for wine, cheese and conversation with Alan, Joseph Della Fave, Larisa Ortiz, and Laura Wolf-Powers.