Samuel Bowles Lecture: Manuel Pastor
March 30, 2017
4:30 pm-6:30 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
While national politics have been headed in a decidedly problematic direction, a series of experiments in mobilization and policy-making have been taking root at the local level. Occurring at the confluence of new economic thinking and new social movements, these efforts have tried to address inequality in ways that are consistent with promoting broad economic prosperity.
Manuel Pastor reviews the emerging evidence on the relationship between equity and economic growth, situates this in the changing demographics of metropolitan America, and suggests how all the emerging activism at the state and metro level could bubble up to transform national discourse and policy.