The Changing Geography of Poverty & Opportunity in Nevada


Feb. 24, 2016, 6pm to 7pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

1st Floor Auditorium
Elizabeth Kneebone


The Brookings Mountain West invites you to attend a lecture titled, The Changing Geography of Poverty & Opportunity in Nevada, by Elizabeth Kneebone, fellow, Metropolitan Studies.

Today, suburbs are home to the largest and fastest growing poor population in the country. Regions like Las Vegas have been at the forefront of that trend since 2000. Elizabeth Kneebone, co-author of the book Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, will discuss the rapid growth of poverty and concentrated disadvantage in the suburbs; how these trends intersect with the changing location of affordable housing, services, transit, and jobs; and what the changing geography of poverty means for policymakers and practitioners in Nevada working to promote economic opportunity throughout the state.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Brookings Mountain West
William Brown

External Sponsor

Brookings Mountain West