The National Equity Atlas: Data to Build All-In Cities
This webinar is co-sponsored by: Local Progress, Democracy Collaborative, Gamaliel, Government Alliance for Race and Equity, Living Cities, Mayors Innovation Project, National League of Cities/Race, Equity and Leadership (REAL) initiative, and the Partnership for Working Families.
Many American cities are experiencing an economic rival, but this rising economic tide is not translating into good jobs, living wages, and ownership opportunities for their low-income communities and communities of color. City leaders face an urgent need to put in place policies and strategies to counter deepening inequality and build “all-in cities” where all residents—especially those who’ve long been excluded—can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.
Understanding the state of equity in cities is critical to advancing this agenda, which is why PolicyLink and the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity are expanding the National Equity Atlas to include detailed data disaggregated by race, nativity, and income for the largest 100 cities. The National Equity Atlas is a first-of-its-kind data and policy tool that provides indicators of demographic change, racial and economic inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity for all 50 states, the 150 largest regions, and nationwide.
Please join us on September 30 for a tour of the new city data and learn how you can use it to advance policies and strategies to build more equitable, resilient, and vibrant cities.
- Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis
- Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
- Manuel Pastor, Professor of Sociology and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California and Director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
- Pamela Stephens, Data Analyst, PERE
- Sarah Treuhaft, Director of Equitable Growth Initiatives, PolicyLink (moderator)