Milano and the Center for New York City Affairs present the third annual Henry Cohen Lecture, featuring Myron Orfield, executive director, Institute on Race & Poverty, University of Minnesota, and author of Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability.
Suburban growth and development away from central cities have increased segregation and racial inequalities in the United States. Using the Twin Cities region as a lens, Orfield shows why policy makers must move away from neighborhood-level responses and develop regional solutions that promote equity and integration for housing, jobs, and schools.
A discussion about the New York region will follow the lecture. Participants include Darrick Hamilton, assistant professor, Milano; Alex Schwartz, associate professor, Milano; and Tom Wright, executive director, Regional Plan Association.
Established in 2006, The Henry Cohen Lecture focuses on public policy challenges and solutions for women, children, and families, particularly in impoverished urban settings. The Henry Cohen Professorship, which focuses on these same issues, is an endowed chair at Milano. The lecture and professorship are both named after Milano’s founding dean, who served from 1965 to 1983.