Much of our understanding of local economic development is based on large urban areas. This framework not only over-represents the regional dynamics of cities of the global North, it also fails to properly characterize the challenges of smaller cities and peripheral regions in both the North and South. This talk will present an alternative view of local economic development by exploring rural and urban areas throughout Latin America.
Karen Chapple is a professor of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley specializing in regional planning, economic development, and housing. She is a founding member of the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on Building Resilient Regions.