While the nation's GDP has doubled in the last thirty years, significant increases in family income have been restricted to a small subset of the American population. This disjunct between national economic growth and stagnating incomes in all but the very top tier of the population corresponds with increasing economic inequality and a lack of social and economic mobility. As a consequence, neighborhoods and metropolitan areas have become more polarized. Stark geographic differences in levels of poverty, income, health outcomes, job opportunities, lifetime earning potential, and educational attainment highlight the degree to which place matters in terms of social and economic opportunity. Shared Prosperity in America's Communities (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) examines this place-based disparity of opportunity and suggests what can be done to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are widely shared. Please join us for a conversation with the book’s editors and contributors, including Eva Gladstein, Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services,City of Philadelphia, Patrick Harker, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Paul Jargowsky, Professor of Public Policy and Director, Center for Urban Research and Urban Education, Rutgers University–Camden, Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution, Theresa Singleton, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and Susan Wachter, Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research. This event is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Press.