Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago

GCI Comparative Urbanisms Lecture Series


"Marketplaces: Prospects for Social, Economic, and Political Development"

Alfonso Morales
Professor, Urban and Regional Planning

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dr. Morales will provide an overview of the scholarly literature on markets and marketplaces, starting with their historical inception and evolution in the United States. After addressing their political, economic, social, and health dimensions, he will provide suggestions for further basic and applied research, including a discussion of how marketplaces enhance policy scholarship. He argues that they were once critical tools of public policy and should be so again.

Great Cities Institute, Suite 400 CUPPA Hall
412 South Peoria, Chicago, IL 60607
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