Mend the Gap: Ending Economic Inequality

Cities possess the power to either eliminate economic disparities or exacerbate them. Ensuring that people have a path to economic mobility is a top priority for cities, but also a major challenge especially given that one of the most significant barriers to economic opportunity is the lack of access to quality, affordable housing. Reversing and repairing long-standing policies that have limited economic prosperity should be a key tenet of future cities. This session will explore how cities can reduce income and wealth inequality and boost economic opportunity for all.


Natalie Foster, Co-chair and Co-founder, Economic Security Project
Andrew Ching, City Manager, City of Tempe, AZ
Molly Cohen, Interim Director, Office of Financial Empowerment, City of San Francisco, CA
Dr. Lomax Campbell, Director, Mayor's Office of Community Wealth Building, City of Rochester, NY
Zach Markovits, Director, City Progress, What Works Cities