What Works Volume

“What Works to Promote Inclusive, Equitable Mixed-Income Communities” is the fifth volume in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s What Works series.

Throughout 2019 and 2020, the National Initiative on Mixed-Income Communities of Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School will release groups of essays that discuss mixed-income communities as a strategy to address poverty, racial disparities, segregation and other challenges our society faces.


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This project will contribute to small shifts in everyday routines as well as deeper shifts in institutions and policies as we discover together how to better promote inclusive, equitable mixed-income communities. 

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The What Works Volume discusses best practices in today’s mixed-income communities, what’s on the horizon, who is affected and more.

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The What Works Volume features some of the country’s most notable thought-leaders in policy, community development, city planning, economic development and other initiatives.

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NIMC will release new essays in the What Works Volume over the course of several months.

Suggestions? Comments? Questions? Please email us at whatworks@case.edu.


We thank The Kresge Foundation for its generous support, vision, and partnership on this volume. We thank the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for championing the What Works series and sponsoring the current volume.

The views expressed in the essays reflect the authors' perspectives and do not necessarily represent the views of The Kresge Foundation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or of the Federal Reserve System.