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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Moving On Up? Regions Megaregions And The Changing Geography Of Social Equity Organizing

Moving On Up? Regions Megaregions And The Changing Geography Of Social Equity Organizing In recent years, some advocates for social equity have sought to develop new solutions to urban poverty and build new forms of political power at a metro- politan or regional scale.The evolution of American urban areas into sprawl- ing megaregions raises a [...]

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Learning Communities In A Learning Region The Soft Infrastructure Of Cross Firm Learning Networks In Silicon Valley

Learning Communities In A Learning Region The Soft Infrastructure Of Cross Firm Learning Networks In Silicon Valley The ability of firms, industries, and regions continually to translate information and knowledge into viable new products, services, and production processes in the face of constantly changing technology and market conditions is increasingly at the core of competitive [...]

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