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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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According to Chris Benner, professor of community and regional development and a supporter of the campaign, raising the minimum wage wouldn’t have a significant impact on the consumer. “The estimates for $15 of minimum wage [...]
The signs of the gap—really, a chasm—between the poor and the super-rich are hard to miss in Silicon Valley. On a bustling morning in downtown Palo Alto, the center of today’s technology boom, apparently homeless [...]
Many of us want to believe Grand Rapids, or any city we call home, is a just and equitable place. The only way to prove such a theory is to dive head first into research. [...]
Social equity should be something to work toward for its own sake, but in case public officials needed extra motivation, it's also been tied to prolonged economic growth. A recent report by the International Monetary [...]