How Does Place Impact Opportunity? Sara Belz | June 3, 2015 | Society We’ve known for a while now that neighborhoods matter. Jane Jacobs, in the 1960s, showed us the value of a well-planned street. William Julius Wilson brought inner-city housing to the forefront of the civil rights conversation in the 1980s. Beginning in 1990, the U.S.... Read More Sara Belz Sara Belz is a Research Analyst with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy in the Economic Studies program at Brookings.