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Over the past quarter century, social scientists have taken a renewed interest in neighborhood ecology. The term ecometrics describes the empirical investigation of neighborhood effects. We take an “ecometric” approach to examine two contemporary phenomena—involuntary residential movement (household eviction) and the concentration of cultural assets within neighborhoods—to examine how they might influence individual dimensions of social wellbeing and patterns of social wellbeing across Philadelphia.
Reinvestment Fund, in partnership with Brookings Metro, announced a report entitled A Call to Action for HBCU Investment, which is part of Reinvestment Fund’s work to advance the local and national impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The report outlines six steps that HBCU and leaders of financial institutions can take to increase investment in HBCUs.
Today, Councilwoman and Majority Leader Cherelle L. Parker (9th District), along with Dr. Ira Goldstein, President of Policy Solutions at Reinvestment Fund, and all the members of the Philadelphia Home Appraisal Bias Task Force, issued its Final Report and Recommendations.