Webinar: Research to Inform Policy and Practice

If you couldn’t join the Middle Neighborhoods Community of Practice on Thursday, February 21, 2019 for the webinar on future middle neighborhoods research, you can watch the recording here.

The webinar, now available for download, features a presentation on new research ideas by Alan Mallach, senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress, who has been leading the middle neighborhoods research agenda with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. A brief presentation was followed by an open discussion to crowdsource research ideas from participants.

If you have any questions, and if you would like information on how to participate in the future, please contact Stephanie Sung at ss4336@columbia.edu.


Alan Mallach
Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

Writer, scholar, practitioner and advocate Alan Mallach has been engaged with the challenges of rebuilding America’s cities and their neighborhoods for over fifty years. His new book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, sums up his experience, and grapples with the challenge of the simultaneous urban revival, decline and polarization in the nation’s older industrial cities, laying out a path for future cities of inclusion and opportunity. A senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress in Washington DC, he has been affiliated with the Brookings Institution and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and served as director of housing & economic development for the city of Trenton, New Jersey. He was a visiting professor at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2010-2011, and currently teaches in the Graduate Center on Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute in New York. He has authored many other books, legal and scholarly articles, book chapters, op-eds, and research and policy reports. He is also a pianist and author of two acclaimed books on 19th century Italian opera. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale College, and lives in Roosevelt, New Jersey.


Below are Alan Mallach’s past middle neighborhoods research publications and a presentation delivered at the 2018 convening in Cleveland.