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  • Individual Author: Andrews, Nancy; Erickson, David
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 2012

    One in six Americans now lives in poverty — the highest level in half a century. Poverty has spread beyond cities to suburbs and rural communities and is being transferred from one generation to the next. At the same time, we know more about what it takes to build vibrant communities and to help people lead healthy, productive lives. We also know that expanding access to affordable housing, good schools, transportation, jobs, and even supermarkets and parks, can mean better health and life outcomes for people and revitalize whole communities.

    Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a new book that calls on leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build on what we know is working to move the needle on poverty. The book’s impressive list of authors represents a broad range of sectors including federal agencies, philanthropy, housing academia, health, and the private sector. This collection of essays provides dozens of innovative ideas that can bring new opportunities to America’s struggling communities. It calls on leaders, from the...

    One in six Americans now lives in poverty — the highest level in half a century. Poverty has spread beyond cities to suburbs and rural communities and is being transferred from one generation to the next. At the same time, we know more about what it takes to build vibrant communities and to help people lead healthy, productive lives. We also know that expanding access to affordable housing, good schools, transportation, jobs, and even supermarkets and parks, can mean better health and life outcomes for people and revitalize whole communities.

    Investing in What Works for America’s Communities is a new book that calls on leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to build on what we know is working to move the needle on poverty. The book’s impressive list of authors represents a broad range of sectors including federal agencies, philanthropy, housing academia, health, and the private sector. This collection of essays provides dozens of innovative ideas that can bring new opportunities to America’s struggling communities. It calls on leaders, from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to recognize that they can work smarter and achieve more by working together.

    Table of Contents:

    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    FOREWORD : Building Sustainable Communities, Elizabeth A. Duke, Governor, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    I COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: PAST AND PRESENT

    • The Past, Present, and Future of Community Development in the United States, Alexander von Hoffman, Harvard University
    • The Continuing Evolution of American Poverty and Its Implications for Community Development, Alan Berube, Brookings Institution
    • Crossing Over to an Improved Era of Community Development, Eric Belsky, Harvard University and Jennifer Fauth, City of New York

    II OPEN FORUM: VOICES AND OPINIONS FROM LEADERS IN POLICY, THE FIELD, AND ACADEMIA

    FROM LEADERS IN POLICY

    • Fighting Poverty through Community Development, Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; and, Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

    FROM LEADERS IN THE FIELD

    • America’s Tomorrow: Race, Place, and the Equity Agenda, Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink
    • People Transforming Communities. For Good., Angela Blanchard, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.
    • Future of Community Development: How CDFIs Can Best Ride the Impact Investing Wave, Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund
    • Community Development in Rural America: Collaborative, Regional, and Comprehensive, Cynthia M. Duncan, AGree
    • It Takes a Neighborhood: Purpose Built Communities and Neighborhood Transformation, Shirley Franklin, Purpose Built Communities and David Edwards, IBM Corporation
    • The Future of Community Development, Paul Grogan, The Boston Foundation
    • From Community to Prosperity, Ben Hecht, Living Cities
    • Owning Your Own Job Is a Beautiful Thing: Community Wealth Building in Cleveland, Ohio, Ted Howard, Democracy Collaborative
    • Why Health, Poverty, and Community Development Are Inseparable, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
    • The World Has Changed and So Must We, Clara Miller, F. B. Heron Foundation
    • Getting to Scale: The Need for a New Model in Housing and Community Development, Sister Lillian Murphy, Mercy Housing and Janet Falk, Mercy Housing
    • What Problem Are We Trying to Solve?, Mark A. Pinsky, Opportunity Finance Network
    • Transit-Oriented Development Is Good Community Development, John Robert Smith, Reconnecting America and Allison Brooks, Reconnecting America
    • Household and Community Financial Stability: Essential and Interconnected, Jennifer Tescher, Center for Financial Services Innovation

    FROM LEADERS IN ACADEMIA

    • Assessing Health Effects of Community Development, Nancy E. Adler, University of California, San Francisco
    • Deep Democracy Is Not Meetings That Last Forever: Community Development Next, Xavier de Souza Briggs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology  and J. Phillip Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Rules, Not Resources, Mark Calabria, Cato Institute
    • Our History with Concentrated Poverty, Peter Edelman, Georgetown University Law Center
    • Crime and Community Development, Ingrid Gould Ellen, New York University
    • Early Childhood Development: Creating Healthy Communities with Greater Efficiency and Effectiveness, Gabriella Conti, University of Chicago and James J. Heckman, University of Chicago
    • Mobilizing Science to Reduce Intergenerational Poverty, James M. Radner, University of Toronto and Jack P. Shonkoff, Harvard University

    III MAPPING THE FUTURE: SYNTHESIZING THEMES AND

    IDEAS FOR NEXT STEPS

    • Integration and Innovation in a Time of Stress: Doing the Best for People and Place, Ellen Seidman, Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    • Routinizing the Extraordinary, David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Ian Galloway, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; and, Naomi Cytron, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
    • Inflection Point: New Vision, New Strategy, New Organization, Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund  and Nicolas Retsinas, Harvard Business School

    (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Kricken, Tori R. A.
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2002

    In a time when social security is the talk of the most recent presidential election, its presence also is felt in the realm of family law. However, many states, including Wyoming, have yet to recognize the increased importance of social security retirement and social security disability dependent payments as they apply to child support. This article attempts to analyze the role of such social security payments in the calculation and modification of child support in Wyoming. (Excerpt from author introduction)

    In a time when social security is the talk of the most recent presidential election, its presence also is felt in the realm of family law. However, many states, including Wyoming, have yet to recognize the increased importance of social security retirement and social security disability dependent payments as they apply to child support. This article attempts to analyze the role of such social security payments in the calculation and modification of child support in Wyoming. (Excerpt from author introduction)