Professor, Urban Policy
Lisa J. Servon is Professor and former dean at Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Work Life Policy. Professor Servon holds a B.A in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College, an M.A in History of Art from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Urban Planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches and conducts research in the areas of urban poverty, community development, economic development, and issues of gender and race. Specific areas of expertise include microenterprise development, the digital divide, and capacity-building for community-based organizations. Her work has been funded by the Open Society Institute, the Aspen Institute, the Ford Foundation, the Fannie Mae Foundation and others. She spent 2004-2005 as Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. Servon is the author of numerous journal articles and two books: Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy (Blackwell 2002), and Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor (Brookings 1999). She lives in Brooklyn.
Books and articles written by Lisa Servon:
Consumer Financial Literacy and the Impact of Online Banking on the Financial Behavior of Lower-Income Bank CustomersThe Journal of Consumer Affairs, Summer 2008Microenterprise Development in the United States: Current Challenges and New Directions Economic Development Quarterly, 2007Reassessing the Role of Housing in Community-Based Urban DevelopmentHousing Policy Debate, 2007CDCs and the Changing Context for Urban Community Development: A Review of the Field and the Environment Community Development: Journal of the Community Development Society, Winter 2006Gender and Planning: A Reader 2005By the Numbers: Measuring Community Development Corporations’ Capacity Journal of Planning Education and Research, 2003Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy2002Four Myths about the Digital Divide Planning Theory and Practice, 2002Community Technology Centers: Narrowing the Digital Divide in Low-Income, Urban Communities Journal of Urban Affairs, 2001Microenterprise and the Economic Development Toolkit: A Small Part of the Big Picture Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 2000Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor 1999
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