Manuel Pastor, director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California, will speak at the Metro Regional Center on July 30.
Looking Forward: Linking prosperity, inclusion and sustainability in metropolitan America
5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30
Metro Regional Center, council chamber, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland
The more equitable the community, the more sustainable and resilient the region, asserts Manuel Pastor, a national expert on environmental and regional equity.
Making the connection between inclusion and regional prosperity is the focus of Pastor's visit to the Portland region on Monday, July 30 at the Metro Regional Center.
Defining equity as access to the economy and civic engagement, Pastor makes a lively and compelling business case for equity as an economic driver.
Using regional and national demographic trends and case studies from across the country, Pastor offers a framework for developing a shared understanding of regional challenges and possible solutions among diverse constituencies. Pastor is the director of the Program for Environmental and Regional Equity at the University of Southern California.
This presentation is free of charge.