The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification
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About the Event
Join us as we continue our Racial Equity, Social Justice and Sustainability Series this semester with a focus on Environmental Gentrification.
In her book The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice Professor Melissa Checker from Queens College/Graduate Center delves into the history of Environmental Gentrification in NYC.
CSI will moderate a discussion with Professor Melissa Checker where Prof. Checker will share her experiences during her tour of Staten Island’s North Shore and her own neighborhood Central Harlem, where she watched the environmental gentrification unfold. During the discussion we will explore how low-income minority neighborhoods are more likely to experience environmental hazards and pollution.
In preparation for climate change coastal cities promote more environmental sustainability by greening and cleaning up toxic waterfront sites and providing economic growth for the community.
These redeveloped waterfronts increase their property values, but they also price out low-income residents from their neighborhoods. Affordable housing policies have failed to address these issues.
- Dr. Paul C. Archibald - Assistant Professor, CSI Department of Social Work
Zoom details to be provided upon registration.
This Event will be recorded and will be made available to the public. By signing up and attending the event you consent to being recorded.
The event is part of the Racial Equity, Social Justice and Sustainability Series hosted by the Office of Sustainable Community Planning in collaboration with CSI Tech Incubator, CSI Library, and Department of Social Work.