Tuesday October 9th at 6pm: “The Color of Law”
Author Richard Rothstein will discuss his new book, about how race-based policies of the mid-20th Century created an enduring pattern of residential segregation in American cities that still needs to be addressed. IMS is co-sponsoring this event with SPUR San Jose.
6pm at SPUR San Jose, 76 S. First Street
Wednesday October 17th at 12pm: Tactical Urbanism in Diverse Communities
Tactical urbanism and other ‘lighter, quicker, cheaper” approaches to streetscape redesign have become prominent trends in cities around the world in recent years. What does it mean to bring such things to less trendy places, traditionally under-served communities, or neighborhoods threatened by gentrification, and how can designers make sure improvements like these reflect the need and priorities of longtime residents? Join for a conversation with a panel of experts from cities across California.
12pm in MLK Library Room 225 (*refreshments will be served*)
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/BU7LhljSwhgi2ayS2
Tuesday November 27th, 4:30pm: Craft Economies & Smaller Cities
Sociologist Richard Ocejo (CUNY Graduate Center) will join us to discuss his book on the rise of the craft economy and new work on the complex gentrification of small cities and industrial towns. (Co-sponsored by the Depts. of Economics and Anthropology.)
Tuesday December 4th, 12:30pm: The Road to Resegregation
Urban planner and geographer Alex Schafran (Univ. of Leeds) will present his new book, The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics, about how political fragmentation among institutions at all levels have led to a newly segregated geography of NIMBYism, sprawl, and the suburbanization of poverty. (Co-sponsored by TRANSITions SJSU.)