On This PageJune 2003, No. 190b

Understanding Isolation and Change in Urban Neighborhoods: A Research Symposium (Midwest Infrastructure Issue)
Last Updated: 05/22/03


Policymakers have been concerned about a spatial mismatch between job location and residence for years, particularly as manufacturing jobs have left urban centers for suburban and exurban locations. A recent Chicago Fed conference highlighted a number of public policy options—breaking down housing discrimination and segregation, improving public transit and providing development subsidies to blighted neighborhoods.