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Friday, October 24 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Density, Diversity and Neighborhoods

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As walkable, urban areas become increasingly attractive places to live, how can policymakers balance economic growth and an influx of new residents with the preservation of existing businesses, populations, and housing stock? This panel will explore different perspectives on gentrification and economic revitalization, and what they mean for New York.  

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Japonica Brown-Saracino

Associate Professor of Sociology, Boston University
Japonica Brown-Saracino is Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University, where she teaches courses on cities, community, qualitative methods, and Boston.  She is the author of A Neighborhood That Never Changes: Gentrification, Social Preservation and the Search for Authenticity (University of Chicago Press 2009), which won the 2010-2011 Urban Affairs Association Best Book Award, and editor of The Gentrification Debates (Routledge... Read More →
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Joe Cortright

President & Economist, Impresa, Inc.
Joe Cortright is President and principal economist with Impresa, a Portland consulting firm specializing in regional economic analysis, innovation and industry clusters.  Joe is senior policy advisor for CEOs for Cities, a national organization of urban leaders, and has served as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.  Joe is also lead researcher for the Talent Dividend Prize, a national competition to promote... Read More →
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Tamara Greenfield

Executive Director, Fourth Arts Block
Tamara Greenfield is Executive Director of Fourth Arts Block (FAB) and co-director of Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY). Under her leadership, FAB has become a robust community-based network and leveraged over $25 million in capital funds for cultural facilities. Prior to FAB, Tamara led Partnerships for Parks’ Catalyst for Neighborhood Parks Program, organized cultural programs at The Interfaith Center of New... Read More →
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Errol Louis

(Moderator) Host, “Inside City Hall” on NY1
Errol Louis is the Political Anchor of NY1 News, and host of "Inside City Hall," a nightly prime-time show that features in-depth reporting and interviews with political and cultural leaders. In 2012, he was named #40 on the City and State list of the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics. In addition to his work at NY1, Louis teaches at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he serves as Director of the Urban Reporting... Read More →
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Sharon Zukin

Professor of Sociology, Brooklyn College and City University Graduate Center
Sharon Zukin is professor of sociology at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center.  The author of Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places, Landscapes of Power: From Detroit to Disney World, and Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change, she writes about gentrification, culture, and the creative economy, and is now editing a book on local shopping streets in six global cities from New York to Shanghai.

Friday October 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:00am
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036