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College of Arts and Sciences

New podcast episode explains inequalities of place

By: Linda B. Glaser
A&S Communications
December 17, 2019

ZIP Codes Matter,” a new episode of the “What Makes Us Human?” podcast series, shows how inequality can be tracked across America simply by looking at ZIP codes. The podcast’s fifth season – “What Do We Know about Inequality?” – showcases the newest thinking across academic disciplines about inequality.

“Where we live matters. And research shows that it matters most for children, the poor and the elderly,” Mildred Warner, professor of city and regional planning in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, said in her podcast. 

Warner is an expert on local government services, planning for more child- and age-friendly cities, and promoting environmental sustainability at the local level. She works closely with local governments, planners, policy analysts, economic developers and union leaders, both in the U.S. and abroad.
She has authored more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and professional reports.

The “What Makes Us Human?” podcast is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences in collaboration with the Cornell Broadcast Studios and features audio essays written and recorded by Cornell faculty. New episodes are released each Thursday through the fall semester, airing on WHCU and WVBR.

The episodes are also available for download on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud and for streaming on the A&S humanities page, where text versions of the essays are also posted.