• When Playing Favorites Can Hurt Growth

    The study finds that when provincial political leaders have preexisting ties to city leaders, those cities are more likely to acquire new industrial parks–but those sites produce 5.2 percent less GDP per capita than their counterparts in other cities, which lack the same political connections but have stronger economic fundamentals.

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  • After Redlining Book Talk with Rebecca Marchiel

    Rebecca K. Marchiel, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, discussed her new book After Redlining: The Urban Reinvestment Movement in the Era of Financial Deregulation on this Johns Hopkins University webinar on Nov. 19, 2020.

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  • Moving to Opportunity, Housing Mobility, and Health Outcomes in Baltimore and Beyond

    Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative hosted a virtual discussion of housing mobility initiatives and health outcomes on November 12, 2020. Research on the long term impact of the landmark Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment has shown significantly improved outcomes for children whose families were randomly provided with a voucher in the program, including increased…

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  • Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities

    In February 2021, Johns Hopkins University Press published Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities, a new book by Matthew E. Kahn and Mac McComas at JHU’s 21st Century Cities Initiative. The book explores synergistic investments in people, businesses, neighborhoods, and government in post-industrial cities including Baltimore. Read Chapter One View a Presentation about the Book…

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  • Workshop on Inequality and Social Policy

    The Johns Hopkins Workshop on Inequality and Social Policy brings together colleagues — faculty, graduate students, and interested undergraduates — from the Krieger School and around the university to examine the latest scholarship on inequality. Rooted fundamentally in the social sciences, the workshop will range widely to embrace a variety of perspectives.

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  • Annelise Orleck: Workshop on Social Policy and Inequality

    Annelise Orleck, Professor of History at Dartmouth, is our next speaker for the Johns Hopkins Workshop on Social Policy and Inequality. Professor Orleck will be discussing the forthcoming paper “And the Virus Rages on: “Contingent” and “Essential” Workers in the Time of COVID-19.”

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  • The Geographical Impact of COVID on the Workplace & Employees

    The 21st Century Cities Initiative and Bayard team up to discuss topics related to the geographical impact of COVID on the workplace and employees, including short- and long-term impact on office demand, who makes the first move out of major cities, if we will see high-skill workers move to remote locations, the lasting impact on…

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  • Activity Space, Social Interaction and Health in Later Life

    Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago, discusses the Chicago Health and Activity Space in Real Time (CHART) study on a webinar on June 8th at 12pm EST. The CHART study uses new technology to address fundamental questions in urban sociology and in life course…

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  • Activity Space, Social Interaction, and Health in Later Life

    Kathleen Cagney, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Population Research Center at the University of Chicago, will discuss the Chicago Health and Activity Space in Real Time (CHART) study on a webinar on June 8th at 12pm EST. The CHART study uses new technology to address fundamental questions in urban sociology and in life…

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  • Social Scientists Scramble to Study Pandemic, in Real Time

    Economists are digging in as well. Matthew Kahn at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, has studied how industries cope with disasters. He and a collaborator are already gathering data to compare how companies are adjusting, depending on their supply chains and the different restrictions imposed by countries around the world.

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  • Former Senator Calls for Participation in Census

    “The Census is only as good as the methods it uses, the questions it asks and how the data is translated into public policy,” Mikulski said. “Federal funds are becoming more spartan. There has been a major disinvestment in cities and programs that help and empower the poor.”

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  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin: Workshop on Inequality and Social Policy

    Sarah Halpern-Meekin is an Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Halpern-Meekin will be discussing her new book, Social poverty: Low-income parents and the struggle for family and community ties.

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  • James Heckman: The Economics of Inequality and Early Childhood Investments

    Nobel laureate economist James Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, will give a talk on the economics of inequality and early childhood investments.

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  • Cooperatives Battle Displacement in Buenos Aires

    21CC sponsored research project “Alternative Models of Housing in Buenos Aires, Argentina” led by Valeria Procupez, lecturer of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University and Maria Carla Rodriguez, professor of Urban Sociology, University of Buenos Aires was featured in a report in the North American Congress on Latin America Report on the Americas.

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  • Rogers Smith: Workshop on Inequality and Social Policy

    Please join us for the Johns Hopkins Workshop on Social Policy and Inequality with Rogers Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science At UPenn and President of the American Political Science Association, on Thursday, November 14 from 4:15-6:00PM, in Mergenthaler Hall Room 366, on the Homewood Campus.

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