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Efforts to address the problems of distressed urban neighborhoods stretch back to the 1800s, but until relatively recently, data played little role in forming policy solutions. Published by the Urban Institute with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the new book Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data documents how government and nonprofit institutions have used information about neighborhood conditions to change the way we think about community and local governance in America.

Erika Poethig, Urban Institute fellow and director of urban policy initiatives, moderated a discussion with the authors:

  • G. Thomas Kingsley, senior fellow, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute
  • Claudia J. Coulton, distinguished university professor and Lillian F. Harris Professor of Urban Social Research, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
  • Kathryn L. S. Pettit, senior research associate, Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center, Urban Institute

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact Ivy Hunter at ihunter@urban.org.

Get a copy of Strengthening Communities with Neighborhood Data

Date & Time Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Speakers
  • Interim Vice President
    Principal Research Associate
    and Director, National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership
  • Senior Fellow