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Thursday, October 12 • 15:00 - 16:15
Panel: (Dis)Placemaking: Gentrification and What To Do About It

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What are the causes of and practical solutions to runaway gentrification in our cities? 

One of the most profound threats to placemaking as a movement—and to cities as a whole—is runaway gentrification, and the related problems of loss of diversity, loss of affordability, displacement, homelessness, economic decline, more incentive for suburban sprawl, and other growing urban ills.

This panel brings together leading researchers, journalists and practitioners to assess the causes and discuss practical solutions. We must ensure that placemaking is truly “making cities together”—for all citizens.

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Michael Mehaffy

Senior Researcher, KTH University Stockholm
Michael offers strategic consulting for walkable mixed-use projects, with an international practice based in Portland, Oregon. He consults on projects for private developers, NGOs and governments in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Michael is also a noted researcher... Read More →


Dimitris Dalakoglou

Professor, Vrije University Amsterdam
Professor of Social Anthropology, Vrije University Amsterdam.
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Catherine Green

Executive Director, ARTs East New York Inc.
Catherine is the Founder and Executive Director of ARTs East New York Inc., a non-profit community arts organization. Her work is committed to presenting and promoting multicultural arts to address socioeconomic growth and development in the Brooklyn community.
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Juliet Kahne

Director, Events and Education, Project for Public Spaces
Juliet is an urban and cultural geographer with a specific focus on gentrification research in inner city neighborhoods. Currently, she works for Project for Public Spaces contributing her writing, research, and events experience to communications, conferences/trainings, and education... Read More →
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Loretta Lees

Professor of Human Geography, University of Leicester
Loretta Lees is Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment, University of Leicester, UK. Previously she was a Professor in Human Geography and Chair of the Cities Research Group at King’s College London (1997-2013). She is a foremost scholar... Read More →
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Peter Moskowitz

Author, How to Kill a City

Thursday October 12, 2017 15:00 - 16:15 CEST
PDZ Floor 5: Kleine Zaal (Little Hall) Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands