Public Affairs Conference - Creating geographies of opportunity

Public Affairs Conference - Creating geographies of opportunity
Date and time
2:30 PM - 3:20 PM, September 29, 2021

Live Zoom webinar panel session (see conference website for Zoom link)

A common real estate cliché—location, location, location—suggests geography matters in a multitude of ways. Many examples demonstrate this point and not always for the betterment to society. For example, residents in Flint, Michigan, were exposed to lead poisoning when the source of their drinking water was changed. For many of us, where we live impacts the quality of our education by determining which public school we attend. And while advances in telecommunication technologies influence how we live, work, learn and play, our access to those technologies can be affected by place. How can the rural/urban digital divide be addressed? How can geography be leveraged to increase economic opportunity regardless of location? What can be done to increase the fairness in school choice and educational funding? How may geographies of opportunity be created without destroying one another?   

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Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff
Live Zoom webinar