Dr. Jim Johnson is the distinguished professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He examines the causes and consequences of growing inequality in American society—particularly as it affects socially and economically disadvantaged youth.
Johnson’s extensive research includes finding strategies to combat hyper-segregation, persistent and concentrated poverty, and gentrification-induced residential and economic dislocations in U.S. cities. He uses his findings to work with gentrifying cities to develop roadmaps for inclusive and equitable economic development that creates shared prosperity.
Johnson has published over 100 scholarly research articles and was profiled in Fast Company’s “Hopes and Dreams.” His latest book is “Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angles."
Take a look at the following Kenan Institute Report by Dr. Johnson: