Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Past Event | Metropolitan Opportunity Series

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America - Release Event

May 20, 2013

On May 20, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings hosted an event marking the release of the book, Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, co-authored by Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube. They, along with some of the nation’s leading anti-poverty experts, were joined by leading local innovators from across the country to discuss a new metropolitan opportunity agenda for addressing suburban poverty, how federal and state policymakers can deploy limited resources to address a growing challenge, and why building on local solutions holds great promise.

  • In the News

    Really the location of employment relates to a number of different issues that affect the long term health, inclusivity, and sustainability of metropolitan areas.

    May 7, 2013, Elizabeth Kneebone, North Country Public Radio
  • In the News

    What this report, [America’s Racially Diverse Suburbs: Opportunities and Challenges by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity], reinforces is the need to thinking about a new housing policy for the country. The question is whether we’re doing it in a smart or stupid way. Some places have been doing it smartly and the end result is opportunity.

    July 23, 2012, Bruce Katz, New York Times
  • Expert Q & A

    Revitalizing Ohio

    September 10, 2008, Bruce Katz

  • Interview | The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU)

    Walkable Urbanism is Changing City Life

    January 9, 2008, Christopher B. Leinberger and Kojo Nnamdi

  • Interview | CNN

    Walkable Urbanism

    December 5, 2007, Nicole Lapin and Christopher B. Leinberger