Artist Book Talk: Malo Hutson
The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Environmental Design Library Atrium
210 Wurster Hall
Malo Hutson, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning and associate director of the Institute of Urban and Regional Development will give an artist book talk on his new book, The Urban Struggle for Economic, Environmental and Social Justice (Routledge 2016).
Hutson shows how residents of once neglected urban communities are standing up to city economic development agencies, influential real estate developers, universities, and others to remain in their neighbourhoods, protect their interests, and transform their communities into sustainable, healthy communities. These communities are deploying new strategies that build off of past struggles over urban renewal book and provides a wideranging account of the alliances that have made possible some constraints on unrestrained gentrification. Based on seven years of research, this book draws on a wealth of material to conduct a case study analysis of eight lowincome/ mixedincome communities in Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.