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Friday, April 14 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
To What Degree Can Cities Choose Their Destinies? FULL

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During the past decade, city leaders across America have raised the minimum wage, expanded social services, put conditions on incoming development, and otherwise engaged in social welfare redistribution. These cities have not suffered from capital flight; in fact, many have experienced economic renaissance.  This session brings leading experts together to explore just how active and powerful our local governments can be, despite constitutional limitations--and why we should want them to be that way.

Moderators
avatar for Henry Grabar

Henry Grabar

Staff Writer, Slate
Henry is a staff writer at Slate who covers cities. Previously, he was a senior editor at Urban Omnibus and the author of the Science of Cities column for Next City. His work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.

Speakers
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Aaron Renn

Manhattan Institute, Senior Fellow
Aaron M. Renn is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal. He is on a mission to help America’s cities thrive in an ever more complex, competitive, globalized, and diverse 21st century. Renn... Read More →
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Richard Schragger

Perre Bowen Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Rich Schragger is the Perre Bowen Professor, Joseph C. Carter, Jr. Research Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy, and the constitutional a... Read More →

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avatar for Kaleigh Watson

Kaleigh Watson

Scribe, Volunteer

Friday April 14, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room 206, JSAAHC Jefferson School African American Heritage Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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