Past Free Enterprise speaker and CSFE contributor, Craig Richardson, is presenting on Transportation and Inequity at Winston-Salem State University on Feb. 27.

Richardson contributed the Center’s very first Issue Brief on his work about limiting factors in upward mobility in North Carolina, which includes access to reliable public transportation.

Craig Richardson head shot

Craig Richardson, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Economics

The paper also details the formation of a new interdisciplinary research center at Wake Forest to be known as the Humanities Institute, whose goal would be to find alternative solutions to poverty.

The series, “Transportation is Everything,” is a product of that collaborative effortbetween Richardson and his colleagues.

Read the Issue Brief here: Volume 1, Issue 1: Why is Economic Mobility So (Surprisingly) Low in North Carolina?

“Transportation and Inequity in Winston-Salem” will feature presentations on the work of Richardson, and his WSSU colleague Prof. of Geography Russ Smith, with responses from Wake Forest faculty Dr. Elise Barella (WFU Assistant Research Professor, Engineering) and Dr. Megan Regan (Visiting Associate Professor, Economics) at the Wake Forest University Library at 5 p.m., Feb. 27.

This event is the first in a series entitled Transportation is Everything, sponsored by the Humanities Institute of Wake Forest University. According to the Center’s website, “The event series, “Transportation is Everything,” will examine how access to transportation and claims on public space determine the geographies of inequity in Winston Salem and beyond.”

Read more on the event and the series here:

Make plans to attend, but first, take a moment to read about the progression of the work, starting at the beginning: Volume 1, Issue 1: Why is Economic Mobility So (Surprisingly) Low in North Carolina?