Gentrification Series: Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication & the City

February 15, 2013

University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

12:15pm – 1:30pm

UT doctoral student Kristin Stimpson from the School of Communication will present research focusing on how communications influence the way we view, implement, and negotiate change in the city. The issues of how the city takes shape, who gets to define the city, and who has the right to city spaces all speak to the contested nature of gentrification and its political function. The presentation will center around how our communication about gentrification and city planning warrant our careful attention, as they will help detemine the physical, social, and cultural landscape of our city for decades to come. The presentation will include case studies from City of Austin corridor planning initiatives on East Riverside and 11th and 12th streets.

Presentation followed by a panel discussion.

Professor Elizabeth J. Mueller, UT School of Architecture
Ruby Roa, Low-income tenant advocate and community volunteer
Erica Leak, Planner, City of Austin Planning and Development Review Department

Lunch will be provided.

Event co-sponors:
The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
City Forum at the UT School of Architecture