Episode: 003: Knowing Together, Growing Together: Dr. Chris Benner


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003: Knowing Together, Growing Together: Dr. Chris Benner

Our topic this week is Knowing Together, Growing Together, how metropolitan regions that achieve a high degree of communication and collaboration among diverse stakeholder groups grow faster than other metropolitan areas. Our guest is Dr. Chris Benner, a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Executive Director of the Everett Program. On the show we discuss what places like Salt Lake City and Oklahoma City have done to grow their economies, reduce inequity, and create a more inclusive economy and community. Dr. Benner’s research focuses on the relationships between technological change, regional development, and structures of economic opportunity, focusing on regional labor markets and the transformation of work and employment patterns. Dr. Benner’s recent book, co-authored with Manuel Pastor, is Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America’s Metropolitan Regions, helps uncover the processes, policies and institutional arrangements that help explain how certain regions around the country have been able to consistently link prosperity and inclusion. Benner’s work has also included providing research assistance to a range of organizations promoting equity and expanded opportunity, including the Coalition on Regional Equity (Sacramento), Working Partnerships USA (San Jose), the California Labor Federation, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions, among others.

Topic: Knowing Together – Growing Together

Guest: Dr. Chris Benner is the Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship and Director of the Everett Program for Digital Tools for Social Innovation at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Full Bio - https://ccrec.ucsc.edu/profile/chris-benner-phd

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/chris.benner.395

Twitter – https://twitter.com/chrisbenner

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/drchrisbenner

Organization: The Everett Program merges the enthusiasm of student leaders with information technology to promote structural social change by building social networking capacity across non-governmental and community-based organizations.

Website - http://www.everettprogram.org

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/everettprogram

Twitter - https://twitter.com/everettprogram

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/EverettProgram

Take Away Quotes:

“Those metropolitan regions that are more equitable in fact grow faster.”

Additional Resources:

Dr. Chris Benner TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB1WqEV7miY

Just Growth Website – http://justgrowth.org

Envision Utah - http://envisionutah.org

Publications:

Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions – Find it on Amazon: Just Growth: Inclusion and Prosperity in America's Metropolitan Regions (Regions and Cities)

Knowing Together, Growing Together – Coming Soon

 

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