Highlights from 2013

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  • January 02, 2014

Without question, 2013 was an exciting year for us, with the release of our book in May and the subsequent book tour. As we look back, we’d like to highlight some of the top news coverage of suburban poverty from the year:

The New York Times, Cul-de-sac Poverty (May 2013)

Alan and Elizabeth’s op-ed, published alongside the release of the book.

Read it here>>

NPR, Advocates Struggle to Reach Growing Ranks of Suburban Poor (May 2013)

NPR’s Pam Fessler investigated the rapidly increasing levels of suburban poverty in Montgomery County, Md., one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

Listen to the story>>

Upworthy, 1 Minute and 45 Seconds That’ll Make You Think Twice About Poverty (May 2013)

The mission-driven social media site, Upworthy, helped the Confronting Suburban Poverty in America video go viral.

Watch the video and continue to share>>

The Boston Globe, Poverty Finds the Suburbs (June 2013)

Elizabeth Kneebone spoke to the Boston Globe’s Ideas section about the challenges that suburban poverty creates and put forth recommendations for reforming federal poverty policy to do something about it.

Read the Q & A»

The Financial Times, The Future of the American City (June 2013)

In this article, Edward Luce painted a new portrait of American cities and their suburbs.

Read the article»

The Seattle TimesRegional collaboration needed to fight poverty spreading to the nation’s suburbs (June 2013) 

Neil Peirce highlighted the need to pull towns, cities, agencies and other partners together to face and alleviate growing poverty.

Read the editorial»

The EconomistBroke in the ‘burbs (July 2013)

The Economist took a look at suburban poverty through the story of a struggling family in suburban Atlanta.

Read the article»

Watch the accompanying video>>

The Diane Rehm Show, The Changing Suburbs (August 2013)

Diane talked with Elizabeth, Dante Chinni, and Leigh Gallagher about the changing demographics and economic condition of American suburbs.

Listen to the show»

The Advocate, A Region Redefined Part III: Poverty shifts to suburbs (November 2013)

In Part III of a six-part series on the changing dynamics of the New Orleans region, The Advocate’s Katy Reckdahl examined the shifting geography of the region’s poor.

Read the article>>

We’re excited for what 2014 has in store!

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