Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication & the City
February 15, 2013
UT doctoral student Kristin Stimpson from the School of Communication will present research focusing on how communications influence the way we view, implement, and negotiate change in the city. The issues of how the city takes shape, who gets to define the city, and who has the right to city spaces all speak to the contested nature of gentrification and its political function. The presentation will center around how our communication about gentrification and city planning warrant our careful attention, as they will help detemine the physical, social, and cultural landscape of our city for decades to come. The presentation will include case studies from City of Austin corridor planning initiatives on East Riverside and 11th and 12th streets.
Presentation followed by a panel discussion.
Professor Elizabeth J. Mueller, UT School of Architecture
Ruby Roa, Low-income tenant advocate and community volunteer
Erica Leak, Planner, City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department
Lunch will be provided.
Driving Directions and Parking Instructions:
The University of Texas at Austin
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Room SRH 3.122
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
Registrants may park in the Manor Garage (down the street from the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Robert Dedman Dr.). PLEASE GIVE YOURSELVES ADEQUATE TIME TO PARK AND GRAB LUNCH AT THE EVENT.
Driving directions to the LBJ School of Public Affairs are available at: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/contact/map
Parking instructions for the Manor Garage are available at: http://www.utexas.edu/parking/parking/garages/mag.php
Visit the Opportunity Forum website for more information about the 2012-2013 Gentrification Series
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About the UT Opportunity Forum
The UT Opportunity Forum is an interdisciplinary collaboration of University of Texas faculty working to foster the expansion of equitable opportunities for low-income Texans. Through applied research, educational forums, and experiential learning opportunities, the Forum engages the University and community leaders in developing inclusive strategies to improve low-income Texans' access to economic opportunities and to foster stronger and more equitable communities.
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HousingWorks Austin advocates a wide range of housing options so that all Austinites can afford a home that is close to jobs, family, schools, recreation, and places of worship. Through research, education, and advocating policies that create and supply affordable housing in every part of town and where it is most needed, HousingWorks Austin is working to promote its vision of Austin as a community where everyone has the opportunity to secure an affordable home.