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Understanding Gentrification

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
1:00 pm Pacific Time

Gentrification, displacement, and exclusion create a variety of challenges for cities and democracy. In this talk, Dr. Karen Chapple will outline why we should care about neighborhood change, how change has unfolded in the East Bay, and what we can do to make our communities more equitable and inclusive.

Karen Chapple, PhD, is the inaugural Director of the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, where she also serves as Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning. She is Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as department chair and held the Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Urban Studies. Chapple studies inequalities in the planning, development, and governance of regions in the U.S. and Latin America, with a focus on economic development and housing. More can be learned about Dr. Chapple here and more a primer on gentrification from the Urban Displacement Project website here.

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