This research exposes the growing financial challenges affecting justice-involved citizens and provides guidance for credit unions wanting to take concrete...
Lisa Servon is Professor of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania and former dean at The New School. She is the author of Bridging the Digital Divide: Technology, Community, and Public Policy(Blackwell 2002), Bootstrap Capital: Microenterprises and the American Poor(Brookings 1999), Gender and Planning: A Reader (With Susan Fainstein, Rutgers University Press 2005), and Otra Vida es Posible: Practicas Economicas Alternativas Durante la Crisis (With Manuel Castells, Joana Conill, Amalia Cardenas and Sviatlana Hlebik. UOC Press 2012). She has contributed to the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and The Wall Street Journal and has appeared on PBS News Hour, Marketplace Money and Radio Times and her research is featured in the forthcoming documentary Spent: Looking for Change. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, two children, and a dog named Friday.
The Latest from Lisa
Consumer Financial Lives in Transition: Approaches, Insights, and Future Directions
This report reviews research findings on the financial lives and livelihoods of consumers, identifies new forms of economic struggle and...
Webinar: Breaking Out of the Debt Cycle: Justice-Involved Financial Services
Review the webinar materials from Breaking Out of the Debt Cycle: Justice-Involved Financial Services, hosted on October 8, 2020.
Interview with Filene Fellow Lisa Servon
We had a chance to speak with Filene Fellow Lisa Servon on the Filene Fill-In to talk about the work she’s embarking on with us over the next four years.