CRCJ Board Member, Dr. Mary Donegan to Present at 5th Annual Northeast Multimodal Transit Summit

Dr. Mary Donegan will be speaking about how “the best transportation policy needs good labor protections.”

A day of discussion on making our modes of transportation environmentally sustainable, equitable, and accessible

The Transport Hartford Academy program at the Center for Latino Progress will host the fifth Northeast Multimodal Transit Summit online on November 21nd, from 11:00 am to 6 pm pm EST. We need your support to send a clear message that multimodal transportation and transit are critical for creating jobs across an economically vibrant, connected, and sustainable region. The Summit will bring together transportation professionals, community representatives, academics, activists and officials with the goal of helping decision-makers plan a future that meets the needs of our society. We urgently need to transition to sustainable modes of transportation which must be environmentally sustainable, equitable, and accessible. This year’s focus is on “connecting” people and ideas in the Northeast region.

The Summit will feature four panel discussions and a lunchtime presentation from Mayor Erin Stewart of New Britain. 

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About Dr. Donegan:

Mary Donegan joined the UCS faculty in the fall of 2017. She holds BAs from Wellesley College in Economics and Russian Area Studies, and earned her MRP and PhD from the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to UConn Mary worked in research in the financial services industry, as a research associate evaluating housing policy at UNC’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies, and as a research assistant and visiting scholar at UNC’s Center for Community Capital.


Local & regional economic development policy; economic development institutions; socio-economic inequality and economic justice; workforce development policy; entrepreneurship

Current Research Interests

Mary’s work is driven by questions of how local governments and institutions can leverage scarce resources to foster just economic and community development. Much of her research evaluates economic and community development policies and programs that state and local governments have enacted. Current research focuses on the efficacy of economic development incentives, the complexity of entrepreneurial ecosystems, workforce development and employment precarity amongst women and marginalized groups, and the evolving relationships between research universities and regional development. To view Prof. Donegan’s publications and ongoing research projects, please visit her profile at



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