Inequality in America's Cities: A Panel Discussion
Kresge provided Places Journal, a scholarly journal about architecture, landscape, and urbanism, with grant support to develop a three-part series focused on pressing policy questions through the lens of what’s happening in three American cities: Baltimore and its transit system; Memphis and housing; and Houston and an emerging settlement housing movement. This panel discussion will use these stories as a jumping off point to discuss the seemingly intractable, difficult problems facing urban America and how to solve for them. Our conversation will focus on racial, economic, and social inequities — from historical roots to contemporary effects — in major U.S. cities and what can be done to improve conditions for all who live in America’s cities.
Benjamin Kennedy, Co-Managing Director of the Detroit Program & Managing Director of the American Cities Practice, The Kresge Foundation
Angela Blanchard, president and CEO, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
Alec MacGillis, reporter, ProPublica
Keith Owens, senior editor, The Michigan Chronicle
Eric Robertson, president, Community LIFT