Evan Casper-Futterman is the program director of the Economic Democracy Learning Center at the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative
(BCDI) and a board member of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City
(CEANYC). He received a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from the Bloustein school of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. The views expressed here are his own.