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Opportunity in Urban America
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The Urban Institute and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) were born at a time when social challenges and racial injustice led to protests, both peaceful and violent, in cities across the country. In the 50 years since, HUD has played a significant role in strengthening communities and creating opportunity beyond the physical reality of brick-and-mortar housing. Yet recent unrest has reminded us that many challenges remain, including how to use technology as a point of entry for opportunity and how climate change is affecting disadvantaged populations.

On June 15th,  the Urban Institute, HUD Secretary Julián Castro, city leaders, and urban experts came together on the occasion of HUD’s 50th anniversary and reflected on the shared history, discussed the current state of opportunity in American cities, and looked ahead to the challenges facing urban communities in the next 50 years.  

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Welcome

  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
  • Julián Castro, secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Discussion

  • Moderator: Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
  • Julián Castro, secretary, US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Alexander von Hoffman, senior fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University
  • Ralph Becker, mayor, Salt Lake City, Utah, and president, National League of Cities
  • Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor, Gary, Indiana
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Date & Time Monday, June 15, 2015
Location
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Urban Institute 2100 M Street NW, 5th floor
Washington , DC , 20037
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