The new volume in the Urban Agenda series addresses the challenges shaping the development of human capital in metropolitan regions. The articles, products of the 2016 Urban Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, engage with the overarching idea that a dynamic metropolitan economy needs a diverse, trained, and available workforce that can adapt to the needs of commerce, industry, government, and the service sector. Authors explore provocative issues like the jobless recovery, migration and immigration, K-12 education preparedness, the urban-oriented gig economy, postsecondary workforce training, and the recruitment and professional development of millennials. Contributors: Xochitl Bada, John Bragelman, Laura Dresser, Rudy Faust, Beth Gutelius, Brad Harrington, Gregory V. Larnell, Twyla T. Blackmond Larnell, and Nik Theodore.
About the Author
Michael A. Pagano is Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs and professor of public administration at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, faculty fellow of UIC 's Great Cities Institute, and editor of Remaking the Urban Social Contract, The Return of the Neighborhood as an Urban Strategy , and Metropolitan Resistance in a Time of Economic Turmoil .
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments Michael A. Pagano vii
Part 1 Overview
"The Future of Work: Urban Economies in Transition" Beth Gutelius Nik Theodore 3
Part 2 White Papers
"Human Capital in Context: Policies that Shape Urban U.S. Labor Markets" Laura Dresser 25
"Immigration to the United States in the Post-Civil Rights Years" Xóchitl Bada 45
"Toward Reframing the Open Door: Policy, Pedagogy, and Developmental Education in the Urban Community College" Gregory V. Larnell Twyla T. Blackmond Larnell John Bragelman 70
"The Millennials" Brad Harrington 93
Part 3 Synthesis
"9 to 5 to 0 and 1: The Future of Work" Rudy Faust 117
List of Contributors 125