2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Neighborhood Inequality and the New Social Transformation of the American City
Presented by NYU Wagner

featuring

Robert Sampson, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 6:00pm Reception | 6:00pm - 7:30pm Program
Location: NYU Wagner, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, NYC
Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue

Join NYU Wagner for the 2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum. Award-winning author Robert Sampson will discuss the impact of urban inequality and social change on America's cities. Based on findings from his recent book, Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect, Sampson will discuss the broken windows theory, the crime drop, gentrification, the role of immigration in city change, and the increasing use of “big data” in urban policy.

Robert J. Sampson is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard, Director of the Boston Area Research Initiative at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and a Fellow at the Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law and Justice at NYU. He received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2011, and his book Great American City will receive the 2014 Distinguished Scholarly Book Award from the American Sociological Association.