Urban America Forward:
Equity Solutions in Place

Urban America Forward: Equity Solutions in Place
November 19 & 20, 2019

University of Chicago
Harris Public Policy - The Keller Center
1307 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois

Community leaders in Chicago and cities across the country are advancing innovative place-based strategies to reverse stark racial and economic disparities in their communities.

The Urban America Forward Equity Solutions in Place conference will convene leaders across sectors for two days of in-depth exploration and sharing of experiences, insights, methods and tools for improving racial equity and economic inclusion in urban America.

Invited attendees will include Shared Prosperity Partnership community leaders, Advancing Economic Inclusion in Southern Cities leaders, and other select champions of place-based solutions to improve racial equity and economic mobility.

The program will center on strategies that engage local leaders as the architects of change and amplify community power - leveraging historical context, culture, civic leadership, institutions, and other core community capacities - to achieve transformational change. The agenda zeroes-in on knowledge gaps in practice. Participants will have robust opportunities to workshop solutions to pressing challenges and unique platforms for sharing their successes.

This event is invitation only.

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Featured Cities

The Urban America Forward: Equity Solutions in Place conference will convene cross-sector leaders for two days of in-depth exploration and sharing of experiences, insights, methods and tools for improving racial equity and economic inclusion in Urban America.

  1. Arlington, VA
  2. Asheville, NC
  3. Atlanta, GA
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Chicago, IL
  6. Cleveland, OH
  7. Fresno, CA
  8. Kansas City, MO
  9. Memphis, TN
  10. Milwaukee, WI
  11. Minneapolis, MI
  12. Nashville, TN
  13. New Orleans, LA
  14. Richmond, VA
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Our Partners

Shared Prosperity Partnership is a collaboration of The Kresge Foundation, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, the Urban Institute, and Living Cities