Understanding America's Rural Urban Interface

Tuesday, March 29th, 2022

America’s rural-urban divide, it seems, has never been greater, a point reinforced by large geographic disparities in support for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. But it is also the case that big cities and rural communities are more tightly integrated than ever and are increasingly interdependent, both economically and socially. That’s the starting point for this free webinar drawn from the focus of the July issue of The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The webinar features the two guest editors of that special issue, Dan Lichter and James Ziliak, as well as Shannon Monnat and Mark Partridge, giving an overview of the divide and the bridges as well as the economic, labor force and social welfare implications of the nexus. Link to podcast recorded November 29, 2017.