Levin College Forum

The Divided City

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Roberta Steinbacher Atrium
Levin College of Urban Affairs
Cleveland State University
1717 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

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About this Event

Alan MallachJoin author Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress, as he discusses his new book, The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America.


Alan Mallach is a senior fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington DC. A city planner, advocate and writer, he is nationally known for his work on housing, economic development, and urban revitalization, and has worked with local governments and community organizations across the country to develop creative policies and strategies to rebuild their cities and neighborhoods. A former director of housing & economic development in Trenton, New Jersey, he currently teaches in the graduate city planning program at Pratt Institute in New York City. He has spoken on housing and urban issues in the United States, Europe, Israel and Japan, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for the 2010-2011 academic year.  His recent books include A Decent Home: Planning, Building and Preserving Affordable Housing and Bringing Buildings Back: From Vacant Properties to Community Assets, which has become a resource for thousands of planners, lawyers, public officials and community leaders dealing with problem property and revitalization issues. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and holds a B.A. degree from Yale University.

Also see: Housing Market Recovery in Cuyahoga County: Race and Geography Still Matter - Housing Trends in Cuyahoga County 1995 – 2017, by Frank Ford, Senior Policy Advisor, Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Mr. Ford will be a panelist at this event. 

  • Freddy L. Collier, Jr., Director of Planning, City of Cleveland
  • Frank Ford, Senior Policy Advisor, Thriving Communities Institute
  • Joel Ratner, President & CEO, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress
  • Panel Moderator: Roland Anglin, Dean, Levin College of Urban Affairs
Event Sponsor

This event is sponsored by the Walter B. Waetjen Endowed Urban Education Lecture Fund.