Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Robin Hambleton, author of Leading the Inclusive City: Place-Based Innovation for a Bounded Planet, will give a lecture at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 21st. It will be held in the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A and is open to the public.

Growing global inequality is often at its most stark in cities, and cities themselves are often seen as powerless to affect the problem, which is driven more by national and global trends than by local policies. Though acknowledging the difficulties cities face, Hambleton mounts a powerful case that cities do have tools at their disposal for ameliorating inequality, advancing social justice, promoting environmental responsibility, and bolstering community empowerment.

Robin Hambleton is a professor of city leadership in the Centre for Sustainable Planning and Environments at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

This event is sponsored by The City of Iowa City, University of Iowa School of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa Public Policy Center, City of Coralville, City of North Liberty and Johnson County.