Essays on People, Place & Purpose

Investing in What Works for America's Communities

Naomi Cytron, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

A flexible and dynamic quarterback with sufficient resources, backed with data and the ability to constantly refine strategy, would be a significant benefit for low-income communities.

Naomi Cytron is a senior research associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Her primary research interests are neighborhood revitalization and regional equity, and she has authored numerous articles and reports on topics ranging from concentrated poverty to transit-oriented development. She has a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College.

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