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Green Cities: Inequality, Space, and Sustainability

Melissa Checker, Queens College; Laura Lawson, Rutgers

September 28, 2018 · 9:00 am6:00 pm EDT · Betts Auditorium

Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities

Green Cities is an interdisciplinary conference on urban greening as a critical aspect of contemporary life and governance in cities.

To what different ends do different cities deploy greening? How is greening implicated in other governance logics and initiatives in the city? And what is the social life of greening as these strategies are imagined, practiced, and reimagined by actors in various contexts? As cities turn to green solutions to urban problems, how do greening initiatives interact with spatial inequalities? How does greening invoke or redistribute racial and economic inequalities? As cities turn green, can these strategies be used to alleviate place inequality?

Keynote speakers are Melissa Checker (Queens College) and Laura Lawson (Rutgers).

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