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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.

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Henry Grabar

Staff Writer, Slate
Henry Grabar is a staff writer at Slate who writes about architecture, infrastructure, transportation and urban policy.

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Aaron Renn

Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Aaron M. Renn is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a Contributing Editor at its quarterly magazine City Journal.
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Richard Schragger, University of Virginia

Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law
Richard Schragger is the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he has taught since 2002. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy, and the constitutional and economic... Read More →

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Kaleigh Watson

Elliewood Fellow, HackCville

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