May 23, 2005 Workshop Series One: The Context for Advancing Regional Equity
Understanding Regional Dynamics:
Implications for Social and Economic Justice
Across the country, communities are experiencing major political, social, and economic shifts as a result of regional growth and development patterns. To ensure that individuals and families in all communities can participate in and benefit from regional economic activity, advocates must understand these patterns. This session featured several of the nationís leading policy and research experts describing trends such as the nature and location of jobs; racial, economic, and political changes in the suburbs; and housing affordability across neighborhoods and regions. They provided an overview of national data and their own in-depth analyses, and drew out the implications for effective regional equity responses.
Manuel Pastor, Jr., Professor, Latin American and Latino Studies, and Co-director, Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community, University of California, Santa Cruz
Bruce Katz, Vice President, Brookings Institution and Founding Director, Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program
Michael A. Stoll, Associate Professor of Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, and Associate Director, Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, University of California, Los Angeles