Dr. Elliot Sclar
Urban Planning / Economic Policy
Sclar is a cocoordinator of the Taskforce on Slums and Urban Planning, one of eight task forces set up to aid in the implementation of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals. He is a nationally recognized expert on privatization: his book You Don't Always Get What You Pay For: The Economics of Privatization (Cornell 2000) won two major academic prizes: the Louis Brownlow Award for the Best Book of 2000 from the National Academy of Public Administration and the 2001 Charles Levine Prize from the International Political Science Association and Governance magazine for a major contribution to public policy literature. He has coauthored Shaky Palaces: Homeownership and Social Mobility in Boston's Suburbanization, with Mathew Edel and Daniel Luria and Access For All: Transportation and Urban Development with K.H. Schaeffer.
- Anti-Urban Bias, Students coming together
- Kenyans helping themselves
- markets are wonderful servants, and terrible masters
- Millennium Project, Taskforce on Slums and Slumdwellers, UN Habitat
- slum dwellers are highly organized!
- United States Cotton subsidies negatively affect the poorest in West Africa
- United States Trade Policy impacts Impoverished Countries
- What was your role as the Co-Chair of the 8th Millennium Taskforce?
- What will you tell your grandchilren was the reason why you devoted yourself to this work?
- What would you say to a room full of working class Americans who think we should only focus on the many problems we have at home?
- why is Africa different from other parts of the world?