The Divided City Book Event with Alan Mallach and Jake Blumgart
Join PACDC and WHYY’s PlanPhilly on the evening of Tuesday, June 26th for a conversation between Alan Mallach, the author of the new book The Divided City, and Jake Blumgart of PlanPhilly, on how cities like Philadelphia can and must chart a path forward toward inclusion and opportunity.
Tickets are available for free, but you must RSVP here in advance.
When? Tuesday, June 26th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where? Pipeline Philly, The Graham Building at Dilworth Park, 30 South 15th Street, 15th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102
This book event, co-sponsored by WHYY’s PlanPhilly and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations (PACDC), opens PACDC’s Forward Equitable Development Conference to be held the following day, Wednesday, June 27th.
About The Divided City
In The Divided City, Mallach tells the real story of both the revival and the growing inequality in America’s older industrial cities, and examines whether, as they continue to grow, they can again become the places of hope and opportunity they once were. Combining big-picture analysis and research with the nitty-gritty reality of these cities drawn from author’s years of working in and studying them, Alan Mallach—a leading authority on economics and urban revitalization—offers an essential contribution to our understanding of American cities like Philadelphia.
Mallach looks practically at how we can make inclusion and opportunity a reality, and makes concrete recommendations in The Divided City on topics ranging from job creation and education to affordable housing and improving the quality of life in high-poverty areas.
Copies of The Divided City will be available for purchase at the event from Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books, a locally owned, independent bookstore in Germantown. You can learn more about the book from Island Press here.
Special thanks to Pipeline Philly for hosting the event.
PlanPhilly is a project of WHYY News providing in-depth, original reporting on Philadelphia’s neighborhoods with a focus on urban design and planning, transportation, and development. Listen to PlanPhilly’s stories on WHYY 90.9 FM in Philadelphia and read them online.