Economic and Environmental Policy in a Resource-Constrained World
Director and Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs；Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering； Director, Resilient Cities Lab Northeastern University
Regional economic and environmental conditions have always shaped the course of globalization efforts. Increasingly however, regional policy considerations — for better or for worse — have moved center stage. Of course, policy has always been closely linked to the changes in economic and environmental conditions that are observed by local businesses and households. In their populist forms, they pit business against environmentalinterests, rich against poor, winners against losers. Rather than simplyidentify fundamental causes of these conflicts, this presentation lays out directions for economic and environmental policy that promote economic,environmental and social sustainability in a world constrained by localinterests and resources.