This free, online event was held on February 16, 2010, and was convened by the Ash Center's Government Innovators Network. Please visit the event page to access the slide presentations and resources associated with this webinar.

Event description: In recent years creative cities have taken bold steps to reinvent their approach to poverty reduction. Many, for instance, are changing the focus to the development of assets that create wealth and additional income for low- and middle-income families. Using this and other innovative approaches, these cities have begun the process of working proactively for the long-term financial health and stability of our country's urban neighborhoods. As the major funder of many existing programs from Medicaid to TANF, state and federal policymakers are closely intertwined with city officials on transforming local poverty approaches. During this event, panelists presented the results of their work at the forefront of financial empowerment including small business entrepreneurship, wealth creation, and asset development.

This webinar was moderated by Andrea Levere with panelists Jose Cisneros, Jonathan Mintz, Mary Dupont, and Carol Wayman.