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What's the Big Idea? Lecture Series, Presents: Myron Orfield, Creating Successful Communities...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:30pm

Myron Orfield, of the University of Minnesota and Brookings Institute, will be speaking at PSU on October 27th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Myron is known as an expert on state and local finance, land use planning, civil rights, and state and local government.  He is also a law professor and director of the Institute of Race and Poverty at the University of Minnesota.  Many of you are familiar with his books Metropolitics: A Regional Agenda for Community and Stability and American Metropolitics: The New Suburban Reality.

We hope that you can join us for this thought provoking, timely conversation.  This event may be an excellent opportunity for your students.  If you would like to coordinate bringing a class to this event, please let us know so that we can appropriately accommodate.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Raihana Ansary, 2009-2010 Lezak Fellow at ransary@pdx.edu.
Additional information about Myron can be found at:  http://www.law.umn.edu/facultyprofiles/orfieldm.html

Event details:

Date: Tuesday, October 27th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Smith Memorial Student Center Ballroom at Portland State University
                1825 SW Broadway, 3rd Floor

"What's the Big Idea?" A free lecture series sponsored by College of Urban and Public Affairs

Presents: Myron Orfield, former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate

"Creating Successful Communities: Sharing the Benefits and Burdens of a Growing Region"


As a region, we want a future in which residents of all incomes, races and ethnicities have a healthy quality of life and reasonable access to good jobs, schools, and housing. Myron Orfield, of the University of Minnesota and Brookings Institute, is a leading expert on how regional development strategies influence these outcomes.

Professor Orfield, a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota Senate, draws on his expertise in state and local finance, land use, and regional governance to shed light on a topic that is important, timely, and difficult to talk about. A panel of community leaders will respond to Professor Orfield's presentation and recommendations for distributing the benefits and burdens of growth in a way that promotes the Portland Metropolitan Region's health, prosperity, and opportunity goals.

The lecture is Co-Sponsored by:

The Coalition for a Livable Future
The Social Equity and Opportunity Forum of PSU's College of Urban & Public Affairs
Metro
Multnomah County
1000 Friends of Oregon