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Imagining Tomorrow for St. Louis County Policy Forum

Creating Strong Communities For All in St. Louis County:

What Can Be Done At The Local Level?


David Erickson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Elizabeth Kneebone, Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program

Subsequent panel discussion

Friday, May 30, 2014


MET Center


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David Erickson is a senior editor of Investing in What Works for America’s Communities and the director of the Center for Community Investments at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. The book features articles from leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors from a broad range of functional areas that provide dozens of innovative ideas to bring new opportunities to America’s struggling communities. Mr. Erickson will cover the more innovative approaches by local government to combatting poverty.

Elizabeth Kneebone is a fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and coauthor of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, in which she and coauthor Alan Berube addresses the changing geography of metropolitan poverty. Confronting Suburban Poverty offers pragmatic solutions for reforming and modernizing the nation’s policy and practice framework for alleviating poverty and increasing access to opportunity. Ms. Kneebone will cover the research on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics, and policies that support low-income workers and communities.

Sponsored by:

St. Louis County Government

Beyond Housing

University of Missouri – St. Louis Des Lee Endowment for Community Collaboration

East-West Gateway Council of Governments – OneSTL