This panel discussion will foreground issues of urban inequality and poverty, and how the ‘next urban economy’ has the potential to address these issues. While the Global Metro Summit will focus on the economic significance of cities, and how the qualities of cities position them to lead us out of the current recession, this panel will focus on ways to ensure that these benefits can be more widely shared.
The format will be interactive. Each panel member will discuss the primary factors within their respective areas of expertise (urban educational systems, municipal government law) which contribute to poverty and inequality. We also hope they will offer some prescriptions for decision-makers for overcoming these challenges and moving the economy toward more equitable outcomes.
Please join us over lunch in a free-flowing and lively discussion addressing the issue of how a sustainable, global, and productive metro economy has the potential to lessen the material and social inequalities of vulnerable households and neighborhoods.