On the Edge: America’s Middle Neighborhoods (2016), 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.
Themed “Building Advocacy for Middle Neighborhoods,” the 2018 working group meeting, held in Cleveland, OH was a follow-up to the first national meeting on middle neighborhood stabilization in Baltimore and publication of On the Edge.