Today, 80% of the population of the United States lives in cities, being New York the largest one across the US. According to Maya Wiley, as cities are the vast majority of the country, they have become the place where problems and challenges that society faces meet. To her, this represents a great opportunity for city governments to be in touch with its communities while thinking about global problems from a local perspective. In this interview, Maya Wiley explains some projects the New York city government is implementing in terms of inclusion of the low-income population.
About the authors
Maya Wiley is a civil rights activist and a nationally renowned expert on racial justice and equity. Wiley is currently the senior vice president for Social Justice at The New School and the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management at The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. She is also the chair of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), the independent oversight agency for the city’s police department.