How Place Matters for Economic Mobility: Promising Public- and Private-Sector Strategies
How we invest in communities and neighborhoods—in housing, health, education, and economic development— influences outcomes for individuals and families.
On July 25th, the Urban Institute in collaboration with the Metropolitan Planning Council explored strategies to promote economic mobility for low-income families, enabling them to move up the economic ladder through housing and other “place-conscious” policies. With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Chicago Community Trust, and JPMorgan Chase, this day-long event brought together leading policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and philanthropists from Chicago and around the country to highlight best practices and share promising public- and private-sector approaches to improving economic mobility.
Randall Blakey, executive director, Near North Unity Program
Atif Bostic, executive director, UpLift Solutions
Raphael Bostic, Judith and John Bedrosian chair in governance and the public enterprise; chair, Department of Governance, Management, and the Policy Process, University of Southern California
Robert Croston, principal, Jenner Elementary Academy for the Arts
Derek Douglas, vice president for civic engagement, University of Chicago
Arne Duncan, managing partner, Emerson Collective, formerly US Department of Education
Garry Embleton, vice president of operations and supply chain, Method
Ricardo Estrada, vice president of programs and education, Instituto del Progreso Latino
Aaron Gornstein, president and chief executive officer, Preservation of Affordable Housing
Jackie Holsten, senior vice president and general counsel, Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation
Mary Howard, chief resident services officer, Chicago Housing Authority
Mark Kruse, vice president for development, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation
Sheryl Seiling, director, Housing Authority of Cook County