Thanks to all of you who attended the "Metropolitan America in a Globalizing Age: Inequalities and Opportunities" symposium on April 22nd. The event was a great success. If you were not able to attend, a video of the event has been archived in the Georgia Tech repository, SMARTech.
Metropolitan America emerged from the final decades of the twentieth century transformed: embedded in the global economy as never before, sprawling further into the hinterland, populated by immigrants from around the globe, and riddled with often new forms of inequality.
At the same time, many of these changes opened new opportunities for creative communities to enhance cultural diversity and political empowerment. This one-day symposium seeks to investigate various dimensions of inequality, metropolitan development, and the impact of globalization since the 1970s. It especially seeks to foster a discussion between sociologists and historians to help forge a path for future inquiry.
Through a series of plenary and smaller sessions featuring preeminent scholars, “Metropolitan America in a Globalizing Age” aims to move toward a compelling, usable account of metropolitan America’s recent past.