21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation
More than 250 city leaders and experts from across the U.S. attended the inaugural 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium in Baltimore, MD on Sept. 15-16, 2016.
This page provides an event recap, including videos and photos, and links to white papers, presentations, and media coverage.
Click the links below to access the presentations from Day 2 of the symposium.
- Nathan Connolly: The Profitability of Segregation & Mapping Inequality
- Andrew Cherlin: The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children
- Deborah Gross: Strengthening Parenting Capacities in Early Childhood: What Urban Leaders Should Know
- Andy Smarick: A Different Way for Mayors to Engage in Education
- Daniel Webster: Evidence and Partnerships to Guide Cities’ Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence
- Jon Links: A Call to Action: Taking a systems approach to solving problems in our cities
Symposium White Papers
The 21st Century Cities Initiative commissioned two white papers as background reports for the symposium, a literature review of place-based programs and policies and a study demographic shifts in cities across America. Click the links below to read the full papers, or click here to read summaries of the two white papers.
- The Power of Place: Evaluating Policies to Transform Distressed Urban Neighborhoods by Laura Tach, Cornell University, Christopher Wimer, Columbia University and Allison Dwyer Emory, Cornell University
- Urban Revitalization in U.S. Cities and Neighborhoods, 1990 to 2010, Ann Owens, University of Southern California
Federal-Local Partnerships Playbook
The 21st Century Cities Initiative released the Federal-Local Partnerships Playbook on Thursday, September 15th. The Playbook is designed as an interactive, Gitbook resource for teams of federal employees working with local communities on place-based initiatives to address stubborn challenges or respond to crises. Click here to see the Playbook.
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