PHILADELPHIA, PA—April 5, 2017— The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia and the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) today published a series of articles in the journal, Cityscape, that address the new landscape of spatial inequality.
The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia have long been advocates for research and practice that promote greater economic opportunities for individuals in their regions and across the U.S. To that end, the Philadelphia Fed recently launched its Economic Growth & Mobility Project (EGMP) to combine research with action to help communities and households prosper. Penn IUR is dedicated to informing urban decision-making and public policy on issues of sustainable and inclusive urban growth and development based on multidisciplinary research, instruction, and outreach.
Cityscape, working with the Atlanta Fed, the Philadelphia Fed, and Penn IUR, has published a collection of papers that detail successful strategies that dovetail with the EGMP’s mission.
The five papers were originally presented in September 2016 at the biennial “Reinventing Our Communities (ROC): Transforming Our Economies” conference hosted by the Philadelphia Fed in partnership with Penn IUR and several other cosponsors.
Edited by William Lambe of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Theresa Singleton of the Philadelphia Fed, and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR, the articles synthesize the factors that cause economic stagnation and they also offer potential solutions to the unequal opportunities seen across the nation. Within the Cityscape issue:
Cityscape is published three times a year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is focused on high-quality research on housing and community development.
The Atlanta Fed, the Philadelphia Fed, and Penn IUR are organizing a series of expert roundtable meetings focused on the theme of “Transforming Communities for Inclusive Growth.” These meetings will expand on three themes at the core of the ROC conference:
Roundtables will allow practitioners, policy makers, and researchers to discuss innovative initiatives being implemented in the Philadelphia region and nationally. The goal of these meetings is to share best practices and identify new and expanded efforts that could potentially transform communities and sustain inclusive growth.