2016 SYMPOSIUM RECAP
More than 250 city leaders and experts from across the U.S. attended the inaugural 21st Century Neighborhoods Symposium in Baltimore, MD on Sept. 15-16, 2016.
This page provides an event recap, including videos and photos, and links to white papers, presentations, and media coverage.
Day 1: Sept. 15, 2016 (Full Day, unedited). To jump to specific panels or speakers, view the video in YouTube and click on the corresponding time codes in the video description section.
Day 2: Sept. 16, 2016 (Full Morning, unedited). To jump to specific panels or speakers, view the video in YouTube and click on the corresponding time codes in the video description section.
Click the links below to watch video highlights from the Symposium.
Click the links below to access the presentations from Day 2 of the symposium.
- Nathan Connolly: The Profitability of Segregation & Mapping Inequality
- Andrew Cherlin: The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children
- Deborah Gross: Strengthening Parenting Capacities in Early Childhood: What Urban Leaders Should Know
- Andy Smarick: A Different Way for Mayors to Engage in Education
- Daniel Webster: Evidence and Partnerships to Guide Cities’ Efforts to Reduce Gun Violence
- Jon Links: A Call to Action:Taking a systems approach to solving problems in our cities
Symposium White Papers
The 21st Century Cities Initiative commissioned two white papers as background reports for the symposium, a literature review of place-based programs and policies and a study demographic shifts in cities across America. Click the links below to read the full papers, or click here to read summaries of the two white papers.
- The Power of Place: Evaluating Policies to Transform Distressed Urban Neighborhoods by Laura Tach, Cornell University, Christopher Wimer, Columbia University and Allison Dwyer Emory, Cornell University
- Urban Revitalization in U.S. Cities and Neighborhoods, 1990 to 2010, Ann Owens, University of Southern California
Federal-Local Partnerships Playbook
The 21st Century Cities Initiative released the Federal-Local Partnerships Playbook on Thursday, September 15th. The Playbook is designed as an interactive, Gitbook resource for teams of federal employees working with local communities on place-based initiatives to address stubborn challenges or respond to crises. Click here to see the Playbook.