Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment: Predatory Development And Climate Change
Jackson and Knittle will discuss how Black urban communities and communities in poverty are fighting the triple threat of gentrification, unemployment and climate change through local movements that advocate for more equitable forms of renewal. Predominantly Black communities in many U.S. cities have previously borne the brunt of urban restructuring that used the language of growth to advance inequitable plans, raising the question of who benefits and who is left out of renewal and revitalization. Jackson and Knittle will talk about how contemporary calls for urban transformation are tasked with facilitating large-scale transformation that helps prepare for environmental uncertainty without repeating past violence against marginalized communities.
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Christina is a scholar-activist, community arts facilitator, meditator, sociologist and twin mama based in Philly.