Alan Mallach is a senior fellow with the Center for Community Progress in Washington, DC, teaches in the Graduate Center on Planning and the Environment at Pratt Institute in New York City, and has worked at the Brookings Institution and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has served as director of housing & economic development for the city of Trenton, New Jersey and executive director of the Atlantic County Improvement Authority. Author of many books, articles and research studies, his most recent book is The Divided City: Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America, which explores the uneven effects of urban revival on lower income residents and communities of color. He is currently co-authoring a book on neighborhood change. He is also a concert pianist and author of two books on 19th century Italian opera. He holds a B.A. degree from Yale College, and lives in Roosevelt, New Jersey.