The Remaking Cities Institute (RCI) and School of Architecture are proud to present a University Lecture Series (ULS) lecture on Tuesday, 30 October with Alan Mallach presenting his new book The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.
The Divided City
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 5:00 pm
Hamburg Hall A301 (Teresa Heinz Classroom)
Carnegie Mellon University
Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, Washington, DC will speak on his new book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America. The book has a focus on Rust Belt cities, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Cleveland, and others in the US heartland. In many of these cities, despite revitalization of downtowns and some neighborhoods, the cities are losing population and wealth. Whites and minorities living in poverty are particularly vulnerable. The economic conditions for middle class and working families are also declining. Concentrated census tracks of poverty, particularly minority, and gentrification are stark reminders of a Divided City. Small towns like Youngstown, Ohio, Gary, Indiana, and Johnstown, Pennsylvania may be in permanent decline. The book not only documents past failures and the present situation, but also proposes an optimistic way forward with specific policy and development strategies in the concluding chapters.