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Mellon Forum // Predatory Development and Climate Change

Christina Jackson, Stockton, and HMEI/Princeton Mellon Fellow Davy Knittle

November 17, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · Betts Auditorium and Zoom

Princeton Mellon Initiative

Renewal, revitalization, remediation, and resilience describe a range of actions that have used the language of growth to advance often inequitable plans for urban neighborhoods. Predominantly Black communities in many U.S. cities have borne the brunt of past urban restructuring, raising the question of who benefits and who is left out of renewal and revitalization narratives. Contemporary planning for urban and environmental futures is tasked with facilitating large-scale transformation that helps prepare for uncertainty without repeating the violence against marginalized communities of previous calls for urban transformation. As urban Black communities and communities in poverty fight the triple threat of gentrification, unemployment, and environmental challenges, local movements for jobs and safer environmental conditions provide visions for more equitable forms of renewal.

More information and registration information can be found on the Mellon Forum website.

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