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Lisa Servon

Lisa Servon

Author of "The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives"

Lisa Servon is Professor of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously Professor of Urban Policy at The New School, where she also served as Dean at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. She has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic (online) and the New Yorker (online) and spent 2015 – 2016 as a scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Her most recent book is The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. Servon holds a BA in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, an MA in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Urban Planning from UC Berkeley. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, two children, and a dog named Friday.



Wednesday, June 14 – 4:40 PM to 5:25 PM
Getting to Know the New Middle Class