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704 Cortland Avenue

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District Nine Neighbors for Housing proudly presents a talk by Professor Jessica Trounstine, author of: Segregation by Design: Local Politics and Inequality in American Cities (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Prof. Trounstine is UC-Merced Professor of Political Science. After her talk, Randy Shaw, executive director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic and author of Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, will offer commentary. Copies of both books will be available for purchase at the event signed by the authors. Light refreshments will be served. The admission fee can be waived - please contact Sarah Rogers at serogers@gmail.com


Segregation by Design draws on more than 100 years of quantitative and qualitative data from thousands of American cities to explore how local governments generate race and class segregation. Starting in the early twentieth century, cities have used their power of land use control to determine the location and availability of housing, amenities (such as parks), and negative land uses (such as garbage dumps). The result has been segregation - first within cities and more recently between them. Documenting changing patterns of segregation and their political mechanisms, Trounstine argues that city governments have pursued these policies to enhance the wealth and resources of white property owners at the expense of people of color and the poor. Contrary to leading theories of urban politics, local democracy has not functioned to represent all residents. The result is unequal access to fundamental local services - from schools, to safe neighborhoods, to clean water.

https://www.amazon.com/Segregation-Design-Politics-Inequality-American/dp/1108454984


Questions? Please contact Sarah Rogers at serogers@gmail.com.

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