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Friday, April 6 • 8:00am - 9:25am
FR8.00.08 Toward Equity and Justice in Urban Labor Markets

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Scholars and practitioners calling for more just and equitable modes of urban development increasingly focus on the “work of cities” - namely, the quality of, and equitable access to, employment opportunities generated in the contemporary city. Panelists will discuss the changing landscape of urban labor markets and how actors and institutions are responding through policy tools and political organizing in pursuit of more equitable outcomes.


Moderator: Laura Wolf-Powers, City University of New York 


Equity Themes and Entrepreneurial Means: The Policy Entrepreneurship Behind the $15 Minimum Wage 
Marc Doussard, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Local State Goes to Work for Justice: Understanding Adoption of Targeted Hire Policies 
Greg Schrock, gschrock@pdx.edu


Splintered Metropolitan Opportunity? Re-Examining the Relationship Between Employment Centers and Inner City Job Opportunity 
T. William Lester, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Nikhil Kaza, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Taylor McAdam, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


Do Hospitals Actually Want to Be Anchor Institutions?: What “Meds” Spend on Community Development 
Stephen Averill Sherman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Friday April 6, 2018 8:00am - 9:25am
Maple West (Mezzanine Floor)