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Forum on Sustainability and Economy Examines Effective Arts Investment
Author: Ramya Rajaraman (503-725-8763) Office of Marketing and Communications
Posted: October 8, 2004

The Forum on Sustainability and the Economy monthly discussion series continues with "Targeting Occupations in Regional Economic Development: Evidence From the Arts in Portland and Elsewhere." Noted economist and planning professor Ann Markusen from the University of Minnesota will share her insights on how cities can efficiently invest in artists, arts facilities and education in ways that will enhance artistic talent.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004, 12-2 p.m.

Room 204, PSU's Urban Center (506 S.W. Mill).

Admission is free and open to the public. The session will also be broadcast live on the web at (click on Distance Learning Center stream #1 or #2). Online viewers may participate in real time, submitting questions via e-mail to

For more information please contact Sheila Martin at 503-725-5170.

Ann Markusen, professor of Planning and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, has served as a consultant to the cities of Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Berkeley and Chicago, and to the states of Michigan, Ohio and California on industrial retention and economic development efforts. Markusen has also served as a Brookings Institution Economic Policy Fellow and has consulted for the Clinton Administration, the World Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The Forum on Sustainability and the Economy is a monthly discussion series about livability and economic development in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. It is sponsored by the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies at Portland State University. For more information visit

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