URBAN INSTITUTE

Expert

Margery Austin Turner
Expert

Margery Austin Turner

Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management

Most of us take it for granted that where we live, and especially where our kids grow up, makes a big difference. But this proposition—that neighborhoods matter—is still the topic of spirited debate in the scholarly world. We still have a lot to learn about exactly how our neighborhoods affect our kids. The link between people and the places they live looks less like a one-way arrow than a tangle of feedback loops, where both people and places are changing all the time.