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CityWise: Breakfast with the Toulan School

                                           

CityWise: Breakfast with the Toulan School
Portland's Artisan Economy: Beyond the Myth of Romantic Localism


Please join us for the March session of our lecture series featuring Dr. Charles Heying, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, who will be presenting Portland's Artisan Economy: Beyond the Myth of Romantic Localism. 

 

Evocative reports of Portland's burgeoning artisan economy express the hope, in this time of deep concern over rapacious global capitalism, of a return to a local economy of self-sufficient yeoman entrepreneurs. Such images have sparked both parody and adulation suggesting a reality that is more complicated and interesting. In this presentation, Professor Heying, author of "Brew to Bikes: Portland's Artisan Economy" (2010) discusses his current research what is obscured and revealed by available data and traditional economic models, and what can be learned by interrogating the myth of romantic localism. 


Wednesday, March 11, 7:30-9:00am Portland State University,
Native American Student & Community Center, 710 SW Jackson Street
Portland, Oregon, 97201
Please RSVP by January 9th to: CityWise@pdx.edu or 503-725-4045

Event is free of charge - RSVP required.  Light buffet breakfast will be served.