Help ask the tough questions...
- Neighborhood, municipality, or region - at what level is income inequality best addressed?
- Can regional transportation planning increase access to quality jobs?
- How can we make gentrification benefit people living in poverty?
- Should services follow people where they move?
... and leave with answers that lead to action!
Please click here for full bios of the panelists.
Undersecretary, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC)
James J. O’Day
State Representative (D-West Boylston), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Assistant Director of Data Services, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
President & CEO, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC)
The following articles and documents are presented to participants for further reading:
The Growth and Spread of Concentrated Poverty, The Brookings Institute
The Dimensions of Displacement Baseline Data for Managing Neighborhood Change in Somerville’s Green Line Corridor, The Metropolitan Area Planning Council
The Failures and Merits of Place-Based Initiatives, The Atlantic
The G Word: Gentrification and Its Many Meanings, The Atlantic
Transportation Emerges as Crucial to Escaping Poverty, The New York Times
Where No One Thought Gentrification Would Go, Next City