In Addressing Poverty, Region Matters

Earlier this week Rutgers-Camden hosted a landmark conference on urban poverty focused on the city of Camden. The convergence of  Harvard’s William Julius Wilson (The Truly Disadvantaged), Princeton’s Douglas Massey (American Apartheid), and the University of Minnesota’s Myron Orfield  (American Metropolitics),  to say nothing of Rutgers convener Paul Jargowsky (Poverty and Place) was unprecedented for … Read more In Addressing Poverty, Region Matters

New Haven’s “Downtown Crossing” A Start in Rectifying Urban Renewal Fiasco, but Where’s the Neighborhood?

The city of New Haven is trying to make up for one of the biggest mistakes to come out of the era of its own heralded program of urban renewal:  partial construction of the Oak Street Connector, intended to bring automobile traffic from the newly completed Connecticut Turnpike into the city’s downtown and to towns … Read more New Haven’s “Downtown Crossing” A Start in Rectifying Urban Renewal Fiasco, but Where’s the Neighborhood?