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Live in DC: Alan Mallach’s “Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World”

June 29, 2023 | 5pm - 7:30pm EST
Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World

Event Type: In-Person

Topic(s): Parcel Data & Neighborhood Markets, State/National Analysis

When: June 29, 2023

Time: 5pm - 7:30pm EST

Cost: Free

Drawing on his decades of experience working in and writing about shrinking cities, renowned urban policy expert and Center for Community Progress senior fellow Alan Mallach delivers a powerful wake-up call: The era of booming global population and economic growth is over, and cities everywhere will shrink as a result. 

Out June 13, 2023, Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World: Learning to Thrive Without Growth (Island Press) is a deep, realistic, and hopeful look at how cities can survive despite declining populations, slowing economic growth, climate change, and other global challenges. Read an excerpt here.

Join Community Progress for a live conversation with Mallach about what the future holds for shrinking cities like Trenton and Detroit, and what smaller cities all over the world can teach us about building a greener, more sustainable social and economic future.

Space is limited – RSVP required


Alan Mallach, Senior Fellow, Center for Community Progress

David V. Sanchez, Special Policy Advisor, Federal Housing Administration (moderator)


Busboys & Poets

2021 14th St, NW

Washington, D.C. 20009


Thursday, June 29, 5pm – 7:30pm ET (Programming starts at 6pm)

Light cocktail fare provided. Guests have access to the bar start their own tabs and to order from Busboys & Poets menu.

Signed copies available for purchase at the event.

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