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47th Annual Conference | April 19 – 22, 2017 | Minneapolis, MN USA | Hyatt Regency Minneapolis Hotel | #UAA2017 | urbanaffairsassociation.org | urbanaffairsassociation.org/conference/

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Thursday, April 20 • 3:00pm - 4:25pm
TH3.00.15 Tackling Inequality in Cities: International Lesson Drawing from Progressive Urban Initiatives

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The evidence suggests that neoliberal approaches to economic growth perpetuate poverty and increase the gap between the rich and the poor. For example, the new documentary film, The Divide, examines the growth of inequality in the US and the UK in the last 35 years and shows how life is worse for everyone in increasingly divided societies. This international panel will examine efforts being taken by particular cities and communities to address inequality in cities. Imaginative initiatives are taking place in US and UK cities to foster the creation of more inclusive cities and these deserve to receive more attention from urban scholars. The panel will compare and contrast progressive innovations in four very different cities: Bristol, UK; Memphis, TN; Portland, OR; and Tacoma, WA. The presentations will describe and analyse these serious efforts at equity planning. The panel aims to draw attention to these promising initiatives, assess their strengths and weaknesses and attempt to draw out general lessons for urban policy and practice. By focussing on international lesson drawing the panel aims to move beyond documenting the existence of growing inequality in cities to illuminate the conversation about how to develop policies that are effective in addressing social, economic and environmental inequality in our rapidly globalising world.

Reflections on Equity Planning in Portland
Lisa K. Bates, Portland State University

Struggling with Pending Gentrification
Ali Modarres, University of Washington Tacoma

The Fight to Save Foote Homes: A Story of Advocacy Planning from the American South
Kenneth M. Reardon, University of Massachusetts Boston

Uniting Public Purpose in a City: Insights from Progressive Urban Leadership in Bristol, UK
Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

Speakers
avatar for Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

Emeritus Professor of City Leadership, University of the West of England, Bristol
I am Emeritus Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Director of Urban Answers, a company I founded in 2007 to provide assistance to city leaders on an international basis. Just now I am working quite closely with Marvin Rees, Mayor... Read More →
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Ali Modarres

Director, Urban Studies, University of Washington Tacoma
avatar for Lisa K. Bates, Portland State University

Lisa K. Bates, Portland State University

Associate Professor, Portland State University

Moderators
avatar for Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England, Bristol

Emeritus Professor of City Leadership, University of the West of England, Bristol
I am Emeritus Professor of City Leadership at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and Director of Urban Answers, a company I founded in 2007 to provide assistance to city leaders on an international basis. Just now I am working quite closely with Marvin Rees, Mayor... Read More →

Thursday April 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:25pm
Greenway Ballroom-I (2nd Floor)