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    ... Forum on Sustainability and the Economy Free event and webcast sponsored by the New Economy Observatory at the Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies,
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 10/04/2004 10:11 AM -----

      Forum on Sustainability and the Economy
      Free event and webcast sponsored by the New Economy Observatory at the
      Institute of Portland Metropolitan Studies,
      School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

      Please join us for a special Forum entitled
      "Targeting Occupations in Regional Economic Development: Evidence from
      the Arts in Portland and elsewhere"
      with noted economist and planning professor Ann Markusen from the
      University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

      This event will be held on Wednesday, October 20th, from 12-2 pm (pst)
      at PSU's Urban Center, 506 SW Mill Portland, Room 204. (Campus map at
      this link http://www.pdx.edu/campus/) It will also be broadcast live on
      the web at http://www.media.pdx.edu (click on Distance Learning Center
      Stream #1 or #2). On-line viewers may participate in real time,
      submitting questions via email to imsforum@...  . The series will
      be archived on the website of the Institute at
      http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/about/events.html .

      Professor Markusen uses occupations as a window into the challenge
      specialization creates for traditional urban hierarchies.  In some
      lines of work - media workers, financiers, architects, arts directors -
      hierarchy still appears to hold sway, but for others - engineers,
      management analysts, performing artists, landscape architects -
      non-hierarchical patterns are more prominent. She finds that
      occupational structure varies dramatically across metros of a similar
      size and concludes that heightened distinctiveness among cities
      requires the cultivation of specializations and selective targeting.
      Using the arts as a case study, she documents how cities have in the
      past, and can in the future, invest in artists, arts facilities and
      education in ways that will enhance artistic talent and its payoff.

      Ann Markusen is an economist and Fesler-Lampert Professor of Planning
      and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute
      of Public Affairs, where she also directs the Project on Regional and
      Industrial Economics. Professor Markusen received a Bachelor's Degree
      in Foreign Service at Georgetown University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in
      Economics at Michigan State University, and has held faculty positions
      at the University of Colorado, University of California Berkeley,
      Northwestern and Rutgers Universities.

      Markusen has served as a Brookings Institution Economic Policy Fellow
      and a Fulbright Lecturer in Brazil and has consulted for the Clinton
      Administration, the World Bank and the OECD. She 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. Her work on
      industrial development includes a major study of the mid-western steel
      industry, Betting on the Basics, for the City of Chicago, and a study
      on The California Software Industry for the California Commission on
      Industrial Innovation.

      Markusen is the author of dozens of articles and book chapters and a
      dozen books, including From Defense to Development (Routledge, 2003),
      America's Peace Dividend (Columbia International Affairs On-line,
      2000), Second Tier Cities (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), Arming
      the Future (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998), Trading Industries,
      Trading Regions  (Guilford, 1993), Dismantling the Cold War Economy
      (Basic Books 1992), The Rise of the Gunbelt (Oxford 1991), Regions: the
      Economics and Politics of Territory (Rowman and Allenheld 1987), High
      Tech America (Unwin Hyman 1986) and Profit Cycles, Oligopoly and
      Regional Development (MIT Press 1985). She frequently writes for a
      broader public, including in magazines such as The American Prospect,
      Harper's and Foreign Policy,  and op eds in major newspapers including
      The International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Chicago Tribune,
      Detroit Free Press, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
      Duluth News-Tribune, Los Angeles Daily News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
      and the Christian Science Monitor. Her most recent public policy work
      includes The Case for a Substantial Increase in the Minimum Wage
      (Humphrey Institute, 2003) and The Artistic Dividend (Humphrey
      Institute, 2003).
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