Mellon Forum: Predatory Development and Climate Change

Mellon Forum on the Urban Environment // Predatory Development and Climate Change

Christina Jackson, Stockton, and HMEI/Princeton Mellon Fellow Davy Knittle

Click here to attend the discussion on November 17 in Betts Auditorium. You must have your PUID and follow University guidelines. Lunch boxes will be provided post-event.

Click here to attend via Zoom link, open to both PUID and non-PUID holders. 

This session will broadcast on Princeton University - Channel 7 LIVE * 

Renewal, revitalization, remediation, and resilience describe a range of actions that have used the language of growth to advance often inequitable plans for urban neighborhoods. Predominantly Black communities in many U.S. cities have borne the brunt of past urban restructuring, raising the question of who benefits and who is left out of renewal and revitalization narratives. Contemporary planning for urban and environmental futures is tasked with facilitating large-scale transformation that helps prepare for uncertainty without repeating the violence against marginalized communities of previous calls for urban transformation. As urban Black communities and communities in poverty fight the triple threat of gentrification, unemployment, and environmental challenges, local movements for jobs and safer environmental conditions provide visions for more equitable forms of renewal.

Note: In-person attendance is currently available for registered Princeton University ID holders only and face coverings are required. In-person attendance is contingent on University guidelines for indoor events — updates will be posted as necessary.