News Archive – 2018

Join us on October 19th for Uprooted: Residential Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods, and What Can Be Done About It

UT Opportunity Forum Presents:

Uprooted: Lessons for Addressing Displacement in Austin’s Gentrifying Neighborhoods

A new report by UT researchers has identified a wave of gentrification sweeping through Austin neighborhoods, hitting low-income African-American and Hispanic renters the hardest. Come learn about three case studies the researchers developed to help inform what it will take for Austin to address these disturbing trends. The presenters will share information about anti-displacement policies utilized in Columbia Heights in Washington, D.C., Inner North/Northeast neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, and Guadalupe neighborhood in Austin—along with key takeaways for Austin. Lunch will be included.

Panelists:

Heather K. Way, Clinical Professor

The University of Texas School of Law

Nicholas Armstrong, Graduate Student

Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin

Benjamin Martin, Graduate Student

Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin

Moderator:

Jake Wegmann, Assistant Professor

Community and Regional Planning Program, The University of Texas at Austin

Lunch Series Co-Sponsors:

The Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis

RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service, LBJ School of Public Affairs

The Longhorn Center for Community Engagement

The Graduate Program in Community & Regional Planning

School of Nursing Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science

The William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

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More information & RSVP here

Check out Miyong Kim’s Presentation

Dr. Kim explored the manner in which the new healthcare landscape will impact immigrant communities throughout Texas. You can view her presentation here.

Equitable Access to Healthcare

Check out Brion Oaks’ presentation, “Unlocking the Power of Equity”

Check out the presentation here: Equity Office Presentation UT

This past January the Opportunity Forum hosted Brion Oaks, the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Austin. Oaks profiled the city’s current landscape of disparity, and discussed how his office works with other city departments to ask critical and constructive questions about how to make a more equitable Austin.