Neighborhoods and Labor Markets

Comprehensive Community Development in the Metropolitan Context

 

 

The “disappearance of work” in lower-income and predominately minority neighborhoods of America’s cities has been linked to a host of social ills – from family disintegration, to long-term welfare dependency to high levels of violence and crime. One prominent theory holds that spatial mismatch – suburbanization of employment without suburbanization of lower-income residents -- is responsible. Recent research strongly suggests that this theory is deeply flawed. Poverty is indeed suburbanizing, and economic analysis shows that spatial proximity appears much less important to neighborhood employment rates than other factors, such as the thinness of employment networks, racial discrimination in hiring, and the failures of public education. How have community developers responded, and where can we point to success in adopting community-centered or community-mediated solutions to these basic labor market failures? Please join moderator Carol Coletta, President of CEOs for Cities and our national panelists as they discuss these issues.

The national panel discussion will convene at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and will be streamed live to satellite locations. Following the national discussion, a regional discussion will be convened at each satellite location.


VIDEOS

Part 1: National Panel

Part 2: Regional Discussion 


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12:00 AM
Welcome & Introduction
Daniel Sullivan, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
12:00 AM
Overview
Chris Walker, Director of Research and Assessment, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Mark Elliott, President, Mobility
12:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Moderator
Carol Coletta, Director, ArtPlace
Panelists
Mark Elliott, President, Mobility
Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor
Juan Salgado, President and CEO, Instituto del Progreso Latino
Bob Giloth, Vice President, The Center for Family Economic Success and Community Change
12:00 AM
Question & Answers (all sites)
12:00 AM
Conclusion of Webcast
12:00 AM
Break (followed by Regional Discussions)
12:00 AM
Welcome & Introductions
Jeremiah Boyle, Managing Director of Economic Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Eileen Figel, Director, Institute for Comprehensive Community Development
12:00 AM
Panel Discussion
Moderator
Paul O’Connor, Urban Strategist, SOM
Panelists
Howard Snyder, Executive Director, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC)
Will Edwards, City of Chicago, Department of Housing and Economic Development
12:00 AM
Question & Answers
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10:30 AM
Part 1: National Panel
1:00 PM
Part 2: Regional Discussion
2:30 PM
Adjournment

 

 

Last Updated: 06/16/2011


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