Title

The Changing Geography of Poverty & Opportunity in Nevada

Document Type

Lecture

Publication Date

2-24-2016

Streaming Media

Publisher

Brookings Mountain West

Abstract

Today, suburbs are home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country. Regions like Las Vegas have been at the forefront of that trend since 2000. Elizabeth Kneebone, co-author of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, will discuss the rapid growth of poverty and concentrated disadvantage in the suburbs; how these trends intersect with the changing location of affordable housing, services, transit, and jobs; and what the changing geography of poverty means for policymakers and practitioners in Nevada working to promote economic opportunity throughout the state.

Keywords

Nevada--Las Vegas Metropolitan Area; Poverty--Government policy; Suburbs--Economic aspects; Urban economics

Disciplines

Economic Policy | Social Policy | Social Welfare | Urban Studies

Language

English

Comments

Elizabeth Kneebone is a Metropolitan Studies fellow with the Brookings Institution.

This public lecture, sponsored by Brookings Mountain West, was delivered on February 24, 2016, in Greenspun Hall, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

Downloadable files associated with this event are:

"The Changing Geography of Poverty & Opportunity in Nevada", mp4 file

"Confronting Suburban Poverty in Metropolitan Las Vegas," 31 PowerPoint slides

KneeboneE_Pres_20160224_ConfrontingSuburban.pptx (12522 kB)
Confronting Suburban Poverty in Metropolitan Las Vegas


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