Planning Webcast Series

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2021 Webinar Program

October 29th, 2021

Planning for Economic Justice

Any discussion of planning for Economic Justice must begin with identifying the cause(s) of economic inequality. This session endeavors to provide a historical foundation of economic injustices, define critical terms, develop new lenses for discovery, and focus these lenses on potential pathways to enabling the Communities of Promise that have been systematically excluded from reaching their potential. Zero-sum and scarcity assumptions in economics have shaped our understanding of the issues, constrained our policy responses, and continue to obscure the real issues. Transcending the orthodoxy of neoclassical economics and other socially constructed narratives begins with understanding how we arrived at this point, exposing the demonstrably false assumptions, and learning from the past so we can see an alternative, inclusive future that benefits from the contribution of all.