Fragile Neighborhoods with Seth Kaplan
This podcast episode of Village SquareCast will drop on March 28th. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts or at https://podfollow.com/villagesquarecast/view.
Too many of us live in neighborhoods plagued by rising crime, school violence, family disintegration, addiction, alienation, and despair. Even the wealthiest neighborhoods are not immune; while poverty exacerbates these challenges, they exist in zip codes rich and poor, rural and urban, and everything in between.
Our special guest, Seth D. Kaplan, is an expert on fragile states across the world, consulting for the World Bank, U.S. State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development, as well as developing country governments and NGOs. His new book “Fragile Neighborhoods: Repairing American Society One Zip Code at a Time” brings Seth’s experience overseas to our social decline in America to revitalize our local institutions and the social ties that knit them together.