Brief Open Cities: From Economic Exclusion to Urban Inclusion
Solomon Greene, Rolf Pendall, Molly M. Scott, Serena Lei
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With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Urban Institute explored trends and differences in economic exclusion in cities across high-income countries, as well as strategies that cities have put in place to combat it. We found that city leaders are responding with well-known solutions and innovative new approaches, and they are rethinking the ways they govern around issues of exclusion. This brief defines economic exclusion and discusses city-level trends across high-income countries. It also describes how information technologies are opening up new possibilities for creating more inclusive and open urban economies.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Wealth inequality Mobility Inequality and mobility Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center Research to Action Lab