The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is hosting nationally known author Alan Mallach on Nov. 8 for a presentation and discussion about urban development strategies that foster greater equity and opportunities. The community is invited to attend this free event.
Mallach will present an overview of his latest book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, followed by an audience question-and-answer session moderated by Sam Leichtling from the Department of City Development in the City of Milwaukee. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. The program runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Foundation, 101 W. Pleasant St., Suite 210, Milwaukee, and will include appetizers and a book signing. Seats are limited. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 6, by emailing your name to firstname.lastname@example.org and including “Divided City” in the subject line.
In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Mallach describes what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland and Baltimore as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He draws from his decades of experience working in America’s cities and pulls in insightful research and data to spotlight these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social and political context.
Mallach explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. He makes the compelling case that these strategies must be local in addition to being concrete and focusing on people’s needs—education, jobs, housing and quality of life.
About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is the region’s largest community foundation and was among the first established in the world. For more than a century, the Foundation has inspired philanthropy by connecting generous people to community needs that align with their interests. The Foundation was founded on the premise that generosity can unlock an individual’s potential and strengthen the community as a whole for everyone who lives here. We work in partnership with those who are committed to ensuring greater Milwaukee is a vibrant, economically thriving region that comprises welcoming and inclusive communities providing opportunity, prosperity and a high quality of life for all.