The changing geography of poverty in the United States

Elizabeth Kneebone is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Brookings Press, 2013). Her work primarily focuses on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics, and the ways in which neighborhoods and communities shape access to economic opportunity.

In this talk, Elizabeth addresses the changing geography of poverty in the United States and what it means for metropolitan regions that need to address the needs of increasingly vulnerable populations in suburban areas.

Interested in knowing more?

The Confronting Suburban Poverty site contains further resources.

Elsewhere on Build a Better Burb, we examine reforming the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to account for location efficiency, affordable housing in walkable neighborhoods, and a vision of a resilient suburbia.