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Inclusive Economies Report

In an effort to advance the conceptualization of Inclusive Economies, our research team developed an indicator framework for measuring progress towards economic inclusivity. The Rockefeller Foundation defines an inclusive economy as one in which there is expanded opportunity for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers to advancing their well-being. [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Report|0 Comments

Facebook’s Expansion Plans Could Displace Thousands in Menlo Park

The DEIR denies any housing-related impacts from the project, even though it admits that the 6,550 new Facebook employees would exceed Menlo Park’s job growth projections by 296% and increase the city’s workforce by more than 20%. It also understates the number of jobs that the project will create, directly and indirectly, by 24,000 – mostly in the low-wage [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

Whither Resilient Regions? Equity Growth And Community

Whither Resilient Regions? Equity Growth And Community A growing body of research has been suggesting that social equity may contribute to economic growth and resilience at a metropolitan scale, but there is limited research on the underlying mechanisms that make for this potentially happy coincidence of economic vitality, resilience and inclu- sion. This article helps [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Whither Resilient Regions? Equity Growth And Community

Retooling For Growth Building A St Century Economy In Americas Older Industrial Areas

Retooling For Growth Building A St Century Economy In Americas Older Industrial Areas Traditional economic theory and standard economic development practices have tended to pose a contradiction of trade-off between inefficiency and equity: what is good for one may be bad for another. The trade-off would seem to be particularly acute for cities and regions [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Retooling For Growth Building A St Century Economy In Americas Older Industrial Areas

Rethinking Informalizattion Poverty Precarious Jobs And Social Protection

Rethinking Informalizattion Poverty Precarious Jobs And Social Protection Processes of labor market informalization are most frequently examined in the context of poor countries and marginalized workers. Yet, one of the consistent themes in the study of informal work is that informalization is fundamentally shaped by processes of economic restructuring in the formal economy. Changing corporate [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Rethinking Informalizattion Poverty Precarious Jobs And Social Protection

Regions And Firms In eWork Relocation Dynamics Pittsburghs Calle Centre Industry

Regions And Firms In Ework Relocation Dynamics Pittsburghs Calle Centre Industry This paper attempts to contribute to our theoretical understanding of the relationship between regions and the location dynamics of telemedia employment through and analysis of the regional dynamics shaping up the call center industry in Pittsburgh which has grown significantly despite increased possibilities of [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Regions And Firms In eWork Relocation Dynamics Pittsburghs Calle Centre Industry

Race Space And Youth Labor Market Opportunities In The Capital Region

Race Space And Youth Labor Market Opportunities In The Capital Region There are significant racial disparities in labor market experiences of youth and young adults in the Capital Region, with African-American and Hispanic young adults in particular having higher un- employment levels, and lower wages, than white and Asian youth. But are these disparities getting [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Race Space And Youth Labor Market Opportunities In The Capital Region

Planning For Equity Fighting For Justice Planners Organizers And The Struggle For Metropolitan Inclusion

Planning For Equity Fighting For Justice Planners Organizers And The Struggle For Metropolitan Inclusion Planners often face a fundamental tension in their day-to-day work. Because planning is inherently a technical process that requires high levels of profes- sional expertise related to land use planning, zoning provisions, regulations, government structures and powers, and the like, frequently [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Planning For Equity Fighting For Justice Planners Organizers And The Struggle For Metropolitan Inclusion

Pennsylvania Industry Partnerships Performance Monitoring And Continuous Improvement System

Pennsylvania Industry Partnerships Performance Monitoring And Continuous Improvement System The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has made investment in Industry Partnerships the foundation of its shift to an industry-driven workforce development system that can expand opportunity and boost competitiveness. The Commonwealth asked the Keystone Research Center (KRC) and Penn State Professor Chris Benner to develop recommendations for [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Pennsylvania Industry Partnerships Performance Monitoring And Continuous Improvement System

Next Generation Unionism And The Future Of Newspapers Networking Entrepreneurship And Hybrid Ownership

Next Generation Unionism And The Future Of Newspapers Networking Entrepreneurship And Hybrid Ownership The signs of crisis in the newspaper industry are all around. Headlines about plummeting stock prices, bankruptcy filings, widespread lay-offs and newspaper closings have become common place in the past two years. It is also not hard to find the immediate causes [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Article|Comments Off on Next Generation Unionism And The Future Of Newspapers Networking Entrepreneurship And Hybrid Ownership