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MEDIA ADVISORY: Leaders to Address Issues Facing Cities

Leaders representing about 45 U.S. cities and urban scholars will convene to discuss new research on critical issues for metro areas during the 21st Century Neighborhoods: Research. Leadership. Transformation symposium, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative.

Neighbors But Not Classmates

Contrary to assumptions that disadvantaged neighborhoods trap children in failing schools, a Johns Hopkins University sociologist has found the opposite to be true: as a neighborhood’s income decreases, its range of educational experiences greatly expands.

JHU Course Uses “The Wire” As Lens On Urban Issues

Though it’s located in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University’s verdant and well-manicured Homewood campus seems a world away from the gritty drug corners and public housing projects that form the backdrop for the groundbreaking, critically acclaimed five-season HBO drama “The Wire.” But inside a classroom in Hodson Hall, a group of undergraduates is immersing itself in that other world, thanks to a new public health studies course called “Baltimore and ‘The Wire’: A Focus on Major Urban Issues.” Created and taught by former Baltimore City Health Commissioner Peter Beilenson – currently Howard County health officer – the class uses the fictional but highly realistic world of the former TV series as a lens through which to view issues confronting not only Baltimore, but also other major American urban centers, from Detroit to Philadelphia to Los Angeles.