Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/182265
Authors: 
Benner, Chris
Pastor, Manuel
Year of Publication: 
2015
Abstract: 
In the last several years, much has been written about growing economic challenges, increasing income inequality, and political polarization in the United States. Addressing these new realities in America's metropolitan regions, this book argues that a few lessons are emerging: first, inequity is bad for economic growth; second, bringing together the concerns of equity and growth requires concerted local action; and third, the fundamental building block for doing this is the creation of diverse and dynamic epistemic (or knowledge) communities, which help to overcome political polarization and to address the challenges of economic restructuring and social divides.
Subjects: 
Urban development
Economic development
Income distribution
Regional planning
Economic policy
Cities and towns - United States
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ISBN: 
978-0-520-96004-6
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0
Document Type: 
Book
Document Version: 
Published Version
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