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CLiME Annual Scholarship Conference 2014

Keynote speaker David Rusk

CLiME First Annual Scholarship Conference featuring David Rusk and David D. Troutt


Friday, February 21, 2014
2 p.m. - 5 p.m
Baker Trial Court Room
Rutgers Law School
123 Washington St., Newark, NJ


Nationally recognized metropolitan scholar and former Albuquerque Mayor David Rusk will present his article, Measuring Regional Equity, followed by a moderated discussion with the distinguished audience of elected officials, scholars, activists, representatives of non-profits and the public. CLiME Director and Rutgers Law Professor David D. Troutt will also give a talk on the structure of place-based inequality, including a reading from his new book, The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America. Prof. Troutt will discuss and field questions about:

• The assumptions that created and threaten the American Dream
• The importance of inclusiveness or mixed-income living arrangements
• Problems with the “culture of poverty” thesis
• Why Martin Luther King was right