Themed “Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods,” our upcoming working group meeting, held on November 13th-14th, 2018, is a follow-up to our first meeting in Baltimore and the publication of On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods (2016).
On the Edge, edited by Paul C. Brophy, aims to stimulate a national dialogue about middle neighborhoods. Presented in a series of case studies and essays by leading policymakers, community development professionals, and scholars, this volume explores the complex web of communities transitioning—for better or worse—across the US. The shrinking middle class as well as growing income segregation and inequality in the US is the backdrop for this publication.
Authors of On the Edge provide ideas for action and advocate for new and innovative community, housing, and education policies to better support on-the-edge neighborhoods and create opportunities for the millions of people who live in them. Download the book here.