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Thursday, April 9 • 3:15pm - 4:40pm
TH3.15.06 Place Matters: Poverty, Policy, and Politics in the Modern Metropolis

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The 3rd edition of Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century was published in 2014. Two of the three co-authors will participate in the colloquy, laying out the main arguments of the book and its political program for addressing spatial inequalities in metropolitan areas. The other participants will then critically address the arguments of the book, addressing questions such as: 1. Are spatial inequalities a significant cause of rising economic inequality and do they worsen the effects of inequality? 2. Do we know enough about the contextual effects of concentrated poverty to make poverty deconcentration and building mixed-income communities high priorities in public policies? 3. What is the relationship between racial segregation and class segregation? 4. How has the suburbanization of poverty changed the causes and effects of concentrated poverty? 5. What policies at the federal, state, and regional level are needed to build more mixed-income communities that support equal opportunity and upward mobility? 6. What new institutions, if any, are needed in metropolitan areas? 7. Do regional institutions run the risk of disempowering minority communities in central cities and, if so, what can be done about this? 8. What are the prospects for city-suburban coalitions to address metropolitan inequalities? The colloquy will leave as much time as possible to engage the audience in the debate over the causes, consequences, and solutions to inequalities rooted in place.

Presenters
JD

James DeFilippis

Rutgers University
ES

Elizabeth Strom

University of South Florida
TS

Todd Swanstrom

University of Missouri-St. Louis
PT

Phil Thompson

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderators
TS

Todd Swanstrom

University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thursday April 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:40pm
Raphael (2nd floor)