Aug 26, 2019
Do you envision think tanks to be old-school institutions far-removed from real life community experiences? Solomon Greene, Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute, will make you reconsider those assumptions. The Urban Institute was founded in 1968 by President Johnson to generate evidence-based strategies for ending urban poverty. It has evolved into an organization that partners with diverse stakeholders to tackle our nation’s most intractable problems, primarily those founded in policies of racial segregation. Solomon talks about the potential of popularizing zoning strategies to create more racially and economically inclusive communities. Minneapolis is leading in this movement and the story of how it banned single-family housing development is both unexpected and inspiring. He is excited about the emergence of affordable housing, land use and zoning proposals by our presidential candidates. We await the moment when moderators ask candidates questions about those positions at the next presidential debate..