Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth
Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth

Building Equitable Cities: How to Drive Economic Mobility and Regional Growth


180 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $17.95 (CA $19.95) (US $17.95)

Publication Date: January 2018

ISBN 9780874204117

Price: $17.95
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How can cities promote economic mobility, advance equity, and drive growth? Through an analysis of best practices, proven policies, and case study examples, you will get practical insights into how your community can expand opportunity for more citizens and boost economic expansion. The book provides real world examples of both place-based and people-based strategies that are being used successfully to provide more equitable outcomes. See how local government and business leaders are working together to improve services in underserved neighborhoods, to add affordable housing to neighborhoods with high-quality services, and to strengthen education, workforce, and financial outcomes for all – and how these efforts are paying off in terms of economic growth for the region. In addition to benefiting from the sharing of lessons learned, readers will come away with replicable tools, techniques, and processes.

Author Biography

Janis Bowdler is the global head of community development, small business, and financial health strategies within Global Philanthropy for JPMorgan Chase & Co., a leader in corporate philanthropy that dedicates about $250 million a year to driving inclusive growth. Bowdler joined JPMorgan Chase in 2013, and under her leadership, the firm has developed innovative private sector solutions to connect distressed communities, underserved individuals, and entrepreneurs from around the world with the resources, expertise, and opportunities necessary to grow and prosper. A proud Latina, wife, and mother, Bowdler has written and spoken extensively about economic mobility for Latino families and other communities of color. Henry Cisneros is chairman and cofounder of CityView, which invests in urban residential real estate projects, and is chairman of the executive committee of Siebert Cisneros Shank, a national public and corporate markets finance firm. Cisneros served four terms as mayor of San Antonio and was secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Bill Clinton. He is vice chair of Habitat for Humanity International and a member of the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Urban Institute in Washington. Jeffrey Lubell is the director of housing and community initiatives at Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation, and program implementation in the fields of health, social, and environmental policy. From 2006 through August 2013, Lubell was the executive director of the Center for Housing Policy, a nonprofit research organization affiliated with the National Housing Conference. He also has been director of the Policy Development Division in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research, a housing policy associate at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and an independent consultant. Patrick L. Phillips is the global chief executive officer of the Urban Land Institute. Since taking the chief executive position in 2009, Phillips has overseen an expansion of ULI's global reach, guiding the Institute's focus on creating thriving communities in rapidly urbanizing countries. Under his leadership, ULI's program of work has grown steadily to encompass a variety of economic, demographic, societal, and environmental issues that are reshaping urban development worldwide in the 21st century. Phillips is a frequent speaker on urban development issues and is the author or coauthor of eight books and numerous articles.