Institute for Advanced Study, Northrop, and University Honors Program Present

The Rural/Urban Divide

Featuring Elissa Hansen, President & CEO, Northspan; Peter Lindstrom, Metropolitan Council Member, District 10; Shannon Smith Jones, Executive Director, Hope Community
Past event
Feb 11, 2021
Aerial view of houses in a neighborhood

Geography is an important aspect of how citizens identify themselves, and an increasing number of people are finding themselves classified in the media and elsewhere as urban dwellers, out-state, or various other terms representing core identities. People also have created new geographic identities over the past five decades, including the suburbs and exurbs. Hear panelists from a variety of locations discuss how their geography shapes their identity and that of others.

Spotlight Series 2020-21 Polarization and Identities