Urbanscape 2012: Community Forum

Forum to discuss “Where and for Whom are the Jobs?” featuring panelists Joan Fitzgerald, director of the Law and Public Policy Program at Northeastern University and author of Urban Sustainability and Economic Development, and Matt Bodah, professor of industrial relations, chair of the URI economics department and author of a number of publications about workforce and workplace issues in Rhode Island. They will explore strategies for creating employment and economic regeneration, including Providence’s Knowledge District and creative class, drawn from three regional economic engines – New England in the late 19th century, Northern Ohio in the mid-20th century, and Silicone Valley in the early 21st century.

This talk is part of the University's yearlong community education project that will focus on cities and urban centers as powerhouses of the global economy and a key to Rhode Island’s economic future. Titled “21st Century Urbanism: Integrating People, Infrastructure, Jobs and Environment,” the project features a series of lectures, panel discussions, cultural programs, and multimedia exhibits exploring the benefits and challenges of urbanism. It is hosted by the University’s Urban Initiative.

Read more about all of the "Urbanscape 2012" events planned.

Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:00pm

Feinstein Providence , Paff Auditorium
80 Washington St, University of Rhode Island-Providence Campus, Providence, RI 02903, USA

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Urban Arts and Culture


Contact Person

Kat Quina

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