“Technology as Regional Development” forum discussion

Being that Austin is a city which has indeed lured people here for jobs in the high tech industry, I thought this upcoming lecture might hold some interest for some of you:

The Community and Regional Planning City Forum Speaker Series

Friday, April 7, 12:00 to 1:30 pm

The Texas Union Board of Directors Room, 3.128

Topic: Technology as Regional Development: Austin and Korea

More and more, cities are looking to target the high tech industry as a key strategy of their economic development policies, and the Austin area in particular has been very successful in promoting and encouraging the growth of technology-based businesses in the region. This week, Dr. Kang will examine the role that technology can play in regional economic development. He will evaluate the key factors which have contributed to the success of the high tech industry in the Austin area, and apply those lessons to an international context, looking specifically at the high tech growth currently emerging in the Daeduck Valley, Korea.

Speaker: Byung Su Kang, P.h.D.

Dr. Kang received his Master of Urban Planning from Seoul National University, and his P.h.D. from the Department of Urban Planning at Michigan State University. He is a professor in the Department of Local Government Administration at Chungnam National University in Korea, and is currently a Fulbright Visiting Professor. He has published several books and articles examining the high tech phenomenon in both the United States and Korea.

City Forum is an urban issues program for the students and Faculty of the Community and Regional Planning Program and the University and Austin area.

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