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25 02, 2016

San Jose: The Place Where the Poor Once Thrived

By |February 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

February 24, 2016
The Atlantic
Alana Semuels

If there’s any place in the United States where it seems the American Dream is most attainable, it might be San Jose, according to this article. Citing research from Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor’s most recent book, “Equity, Growth, and Community”, the article discusses the various infrastructural and social factors that […]

29 01, 2016

Equitable Development and Economic Growth

By |January 29th, 2016|In the News|0 Comments

In Episode 2 of Infinite Earth Radio, a weekly podcast committed to encouraging urban equality and community building, PERE and CSII director Manuel Pastor talks about the multiple crises facing America as well as spatial, political, and intellectual segregation. What implications do they hold for America’s future? Is there a solution? Pastor thinks there is […]

23 11, 2015

Twitter shout outs for “Equity, Growth, and Community”!

By |November 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are thrilled for all the positive response and overwhelming support for “Equity, Growth, and Community.”

It was wonderful seeing all of you at the PolicyLink Equity Summit book launch event in October, and again, many thanks to our community partners and allies for making it a memorable night.  Special thanks to our guest panelists Denise […]

2 11, 2015

In the News: “What a Metro’s Diversity Means for Economic Success”

By |November 2nd, 2015|In the News, Just Growth|0 Comments

Check out a great post by Oscar Perry Abello for NextCity.org on Equity, Growth, and Community: What a Metro’s Diversity Means for Economic Success.  The article widens the perspective on economic planning processes from cities to metropolitan regions, and discusses how Benner and Pastor’s book sheds light on how successful economic development outcomes in these […]

26 10, 2015

Infographics: “Inequality By The Numbers”

By |October 26th, 2015|Graphs We Like, Infographics|0 Comments

This infographic spread published in the Fall 2015 issue of UCLA BluePrint Magazine (by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs), presents charts illustrating income inequality in California, in Los Angeles, and for the nation.

Read the full issue, “Rich and Poor: The Causes and Effects of Economic Inequality.”


16 10, 2015

“More than economics: New book explores how equality helps economies grow”

By |October 16th, 2015|In the News|0 Comments

Check out the article “More than economics: New book explores how equality helps economies grow” featured on the University of California Santa Cruz news site.  Many readers may be familiar with the fact that co-author Chris Benner is a professor and director of the Everett Program at UCSC. But as Melissa De Witte pointed out, […]

17 09, 2015

Knowing Together, Growing Together: Equitable Opportunity Radio podcast

By |September 17th, 2015|Just Growth, Knowing Together Growing Together|0 Comments


ICYMI (in case you missed it) listen to Dr. Chris Benner on the Equitable Opportunity Radio podcast, in an episode called, Knowing Together, Growing Together
Available free via iTunes. Download Episode 003 – Knowing Together, Growing Together >>

July 6, 2015:  In Knowing Together, Growing Together, Dr. Benner talks about how metropolitan regions that achieve […]

16 09, 2015

Developing Epistemic Communities in a Global City: Los Angeles

By |September 16th, 2015|Just Growth, Knowing Together Growing Together|0 Comments

In this 2014 essay focused on the changing sociocultural dynamics observed in global cities, Michael Ignatieff discussed the social and moral factors necessary for community-based inclusive growth in the face of rapid migration and shifting demographics.

Although global cities such as Los Angeles and New York have seen the emergence of multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural communities, […]

15 09, 2015

In the News: Inclusion, Growth, and Epistemic Communities in Utah

By |September 15th, 2015|In the News, Just Growth, Knowing Together Growing Together|0 Comments

Utah’s Salt Lake City metropolitan area has made strides in inclusive economic growth, but why?

To answer this question, the Deseret News featured Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor’s Just Growth work–linking equity with growth–during their 2013 research visit to the region.
“We tried to ask the question, ‘Where are the places in the U.S. where over the […]

4 09, 2015

In the News: Just Growth and the Minimum Wage in Silicon Valley

By |September 4th, 2015|Just Growth|0 Comments

In a June 2014 article Silicon Valley’s minimum wage success story, Amy B. Dean cited Chris Benner and Manuel Pastor’s previous research on linking equity and growth.
“Academic research has backed the idea that Silicon Valley’s experience with minimum wage and living wage measures can be applied broadly. As the University of California at Davis’ Chris […]